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Infant formula counterfeits & terrorism

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA recently "became aware of infant formula that was tampered with that was used to fund al Quaeda operatives," FDA Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs Steven Niedelman said at the Food & Drug Law Institute's Enforcement & Litigation Conference in Washington D.C. Sept. 23. "Terrorism has become a big issue for the agency and one that all firms need to take into account," he noted. House Energy & Commerce Committee Senior Counsel Alan Slobodin asserted two years ago that terrorist organizations often are financed through counterfeit trade of consumer products such as infant formula (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 8, 2001, In Brief)...

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