US FDA Food Safety Chief Looks Back On Full Plate Of Challenges, Funding Basket In Need Of More
“We don't have to look much further than our consumer complaint and adverse event systems to see that these upgrades are needed. Each year we receive nearly 10,000 consumer complaints and adverse event reports regarding FDA regulated foods and dietary supplements,” says Susan Mayne.
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