Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm missing the logic...

FDA is failing to meet its food-safety inspection audit goals

The Food and Drug Administration is failing to meet its goals for auditing food-safety inspections that states do on its behalf, FDA data show.

The FDA fell short of its goal in at least 17 of 39 states it paid to do inspections in the 2007-08 contract year, according to data the FDA gave USA TODAY. In five states, the FDA did no audits.
Well then, by all means hire someone to head the FDA who has little to no experience in such issues:

Although she lacks deep experience in drug- or food-safety issues, Dr. Hamburg was an infectious disease researcher and is an expert in bioterrorism and public preparedness, both of which seem keenly relevant. Her leadership in New York has won her admirers among public health advocates, many of whom said she would be a good leader to an agency a previous commissioner had likened to a cancer patient.
Obama's Keystone Cops Academy...strikes again.