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Food Safety / Hearings #867057

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 17, 2007
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(Studio: David Muir) Bureau of Economic Statistics figures on food imports cited.

(Studio: Dan Harris) Congressional report on the safety of the American food supply examined; details given about the FDA's understaffing and about imported foods. [Representative John DINGELL - speaks about tainted food from China.] [Former acting FDA commissioner William HUBBARD†- cites the "perfect storm" of imports and a weakened FDA.] [New York University nutritionist professor Marion NESTLE†- comments on the limits of FDA inspections.] [FDA commissioner Andrew VON ESCHENBACH†- says the FDA must change.] The impossibility of checking all food imports discussed.

Muir, David;
Harris, Dan

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