Make Our Food Safe
10/22/2011

"FDA inspectors not keeping pace with food imports"

Washington Post | Brad Racino

"LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Inside the giant warehouse, past the labyrinth of cubicles and corner offices, behind the security door marked 'Authorized Personnel Only,' the smell isn’t all that bad today.

'Sometimes it's unbearable,' said Denise Williams, a supervisor in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Division of Import Operations here in Southern California.

The warehouse is one of several in the Los Angeles district where Williams and FDA investigators spend their days sorting and inspecting thousands upon thousands of boxes that fill an area larger than four football fields..."

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