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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 07:04 AM
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Panel urges recall authority for FDA
Source: Associated Press

Panel urges recall authority for FDA

By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent
36 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration would
be empowered to order mandatory recalls of products
deemed a risk to consumers under recommendations from
an advisory commission created in response to concerns
about recalls of dangerous toothpaste, dog food and toys.

Bush was to receive the recommendations Tuesday from
the panel, which was established in July to study
import safety. It was led by Health and Human Services
Secretary Mike Leavitt.

The panel also will urge increasing the presence of U.S.
inspectors from Customs, the Border Patrol, the Consumer
Product Safety Commission and other agencies in countries
that are major exporters to the United States, an
administration official said Monday. The official spoke on
condition of anonymity because the recommendations
had not been released publicly.

The official said the proposals would strengthen CPSC's
authority by making it illegal for companies to knowingly
sell a recalled product; by authorizing the CPSC to issue
follow-up recall announcements, and by requiring recalling
companies to report supplier and delivery information.
Further, CPSC would be able to impose asset forfeiture
penalties for criminal offenses.

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Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071106/ap_on_go_pr_wh/impo...
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bluerum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 07:08 AM
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1. Much sound and fury,,, Is it possible to politicize the FDA - cause if it is
these a$$hole$ will do it.

And what does the border patrol have to do with with making sure the food we buy does not contain e-coli?
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-06-07 08:49 AM
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2. Gonna have to wait until January 2009 for that to happen.
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