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Food and Drug Administration's Program for Regulating Imported Products Needs Improving
HRD-77-72: Published: Jul 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1977.
Lack of information on products entering the United States limits the effectiveness of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) efforts to regulate imported products before they are sold to the American public.FDA does not maintain enough specific information on the types and volume of imports to know whether all the various imported products are inspected. Without such data, the agency cannot det...
Federal Efforts To Protect Consumers From Polybrominated Biphenyl Contaminated Food Products
HRD-77-96: Published: Jun 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1977.
In 1973, an industrial chemical containing polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) was mistaken for magnesium oxide, a feed supplement, and mixed with animal feed in Michigan. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are responsible for protecting consumers from such contaminated foods.Manufacturers of drugs and animal feeds and animal feed components are subject to F...