US FDA’s Infant Formula Regulatory Authority Doesn’t Reach ‘All That Needs To Be Fixed’
“This system is fundamentally prone to supply chain disruptions with so few manufacturers,” says Mark Moorman, FDA Office of Food Safety director. In FDLI presentation, he acknowledges delicate balance in stemming distribution of potentially contaminated power formula while sustaining supply.
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