FDA: Clear and Present Danger
Hopefully this doesn’t shock you, but, the FDA is being a little flaky. Apparently no one knows what they need to do their job. Christopher Doering of Reuters reports:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's failure to discuss clearly its strategy and the money needed to better protect the country's food supply could make it harder for a plan to succeed, a congressional watchdog agency told lawmakers on Tuesday.To quote George Carlin, “This is the kind of crap you'd expect from an office temp with a bad attitude.” Not a government agency!
Last November, the Bush administration proposed stronger rules to better protect the country's food supply. Some of the proposals require approval from Congress.
The Government Accountability Office said while the food safety inspection plan "proposes several positive first steps," it has failed to explain what resources and how much additional funding it will need to implement it.
"Without a clear description of resources and strategies, it will be difficult for Congress to assess the likelihood of the plan's success in achieving its intended results," said Lisa Shames, a GAO director, in a report delivered to a U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
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