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FDA Releases Two Major Rules to Boost Oversight of Imported Foods

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Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is releasing two long-awaited rules aimed at improving the safety of imported foods, which now make up about 15 percent of the U.S. food supply.

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Edith B (146)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:15 pm
Thanks, Carrie, for posting. This is long over due.

Sheila D (194)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:16 pm
Only time will tell if these two new rules will actually have a positive effect on our food safety. It sounds as thought the FD inspectors won't be inspecting the food, but the papework. Thank you.

Joanne D (38)
Friday July 26, 2013, 11:02 pm
Oh, GGma Sheila, you know we can't afford to pay for inspectors just to protect all the lazy assed takers in the country!

Helen P (39)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 2:55 am
It has long been advised that we eat the foods grown closest to home.

Helen P (39)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:13 am
Carrie, I've already done all of this list.

Get feeling better really soon.

I'm praying for you and
I sent you a get well card.


Lona G (80)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:23 am
Noted. Difficult to see what the outcome will be. The responsibility for food safety seems to have shifted to the exporting countries and import is only allowed if the FDA accepts that country's accreditation. By not accepting these or by delaying acceptance some countries might actually have a food trade ban on their hands.
Protecting against dangerous, ill-making foods is very good and long overdue, protecting just for the sake of the US market is not.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:40 am
I don't think this will make any difference, I really don't trust the FDA, after all they allow chemicals and pesticides, GMO's in our food and look at the drugs that cause other problems, then there is the tainted steroids. They have also allowed foods from China that I do not believe are safe. I refuse to buy anything from China.

Mike M (40)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 4:41 am
At least something is happening not that this is going to be much of a effort or be much effect since a payoff will make things change

Patricia H. (440)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:15 am

SuSanne P (193)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:31 am
Thank you Carrie. I won't respond as I didn't realize you were currently ill. I will be Praying for you from this moment on. Healing Light and Love...

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 6:42 am
This should have been done 20 years ago. But can we really believe it?

. (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:17 am
"Presently, the FDA only inspects 2% of the food coming into this country". Now there is a sentence to gtive once pause....

Malgorzata Z (200)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:30 am

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 12:18 pm

M B (62)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 1:34 pm
It's about time, but not only they are protective when it comes to their own country, but they export so much
rubbish, I wish it would be less of Coca cola's and McDonalds +++ I don't like too much influence when food is involved.

Twyla S (208)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:15 pm
Well its about time they started doing something. I wonder how much this will cost us.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:44 pm
Yesf Way over due!

Jason S (50)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:26 pm
Good the it makes thing better, Good posting, thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 28, 2013, 6:22 am
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