Is This Enough? FDA Needs $5 Billion for Food Safety


Can the FDA be effective with an extra $5 Billion for food safety?

"I firmly believe that FDA probably needs about $5 billion to do its job well, not $1 [billion]," said David Acheson, former FDA Associate Commissioner of Foods

The issue will be how the funds will be spent and how will those dollars be cut back when future US budgeting gets tight.

With or without the food safety legislation, or a large increase in funding, the FDA is still improving its handle on food safety, according to Acheson.