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On July 31, 12 federal agents raided a facility in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, seizing $2.7 million dollars worth of finished product and numerous 55-gallon barrels of raw materials. These were not narcotics officers taking down a meth lab, however. The raid was led by the Food and Drug Administration, and they were after skin-care products.
It may be more alarming than reassuring to learn that Hamburg's speech was so remarkable to veteran FDA observers. Though she laid out some procedural changes to streamline enforcement, the core message of her speech was that, "a strong FDA enforces the law" by regularly inspecting food and drug manufacturers and taking swift and visible action when violators endanger the public health. One would like to think this has always been the standard operating procedure for the country's top consumer safety agency, not a radical new idea from a commissioner just confirmed in May
Originally posted by CapsFan8
Soon every bueraucracy is going to have "officers" and be capable of carrying out intrusions without a warrant or any good reason.