An editorial published in The New York Times over the weekend describes the trend – a matter of serious concern in the public interest community – of public protections being put on hold, due in large part to industry interference:
It has been 19 months since President Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act, the first overhaul of the Food and Drug Administration’s food safety laws since the 1930s. But if you think the food supply has become markedly safer since then, think again.
The F.D.A. rules needed to carry out the law are still held up as a review by the White House’s Office of Management and Budget [OMB] enters its eighth month… Read more.