Illness on the Rise as Inspections Go Down

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posted on Feb, 27 2007 @ 02:50 AM
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Illness on the Rise as Inspections Go Down


Source Link: www.msnbc.msn.com

The federal agency that’s been front and center in warning the public about tainted spinach and contaminated peanut butter is conducting just half the food safety inspections it did three years ago.

“We have a food safety crisis on the horizon,” said Michael Doyle, director of the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia.
Between 2003 and 2006, FDA food safety inspections dropped 47 percent, according to a database analysis of federal records by The Associated Press.





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