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"FDA chief wants more inspectors at Savannah port"

Bloomberg Businessweek | Russ Bynum

"The Food and Drug Administration's top official said Monday she wants more inspectors at the booming Port of Savannah, where the agency keeps a lookout for safety hazards ranging from spoiled fish to counterfeit drugs.

FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said her agency has only four inspectors in Savannah and that 'we're hoping to double that in the very near term.'

She spoke to reporters at the dockside after touring the nation's fourth busiest container port. It handled 2.9 million containers of imports and exports last year..."

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