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FDA wants states to monitor their own inspectors

"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants states to assess their own inspection programs, even after Georgia’s failed to prevent a salmonella outbreak traced to a Blakely peanut plant, exposing broad gaps in the nation’s food safety system," according to an article by Alan Judd of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Food safety experts question the efficacy of this plan without thorough auditing and monitoring of the state-level programs by the FDA.

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