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Former Food Safety Chief Doubts FDA Can Meet Foreign Inspection Mandate

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The food safety law requires FDA to do more than 19,000 foreign food facility inspections in fiscal 2016, but former agency official David Acheson says, “It is not going to happen.” Acheson and other experts also question the logistics of the third-party auditor accreditation program the law established.

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