9/19/2007

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has submitted a proposal asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to oversee increased regulation over imported food products to ensure they meet U.S. safety and quality standards. The proposal also would speed up processing for imports pre-cleared with the FDA, allowing companies to share private test results. "Because we cannot simply inspect our way to a safer food supply, industry can apply its vast knowledge and practical experience along the entire supply chain to prevent problems before they arise," said Cal Dooley, president and chief executive of the GMA.

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