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Food & Water Watch Calls on USDA to Fix Safety Problems in Food Import System


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Food & Water Watch Calls on USDA to Fix Safety Problems in Food Import System

WASHINGTON - As officials prepare to sign the Transpacific Trade Partnership (TPP) next month, the national advocacy organization Food & Water Watch today warned that the controversial trade deal will exacerbate already flawed food safety import systems. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Wenonah Hauter, the group’s executive director, outlined existing problems with USDA’s Food Safety Inspection System (FSIS), and called on Vilsack to strengthen its international program.

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