KENNEDY ON FOOD SAFETY AGREEMENT WITH CHINA
Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement in response to the food safety, drug and device agreement that has been reached with China.
"I commend Secretary Leavitt for this achievement. These agreements are worthwhile initiatives with Chinese authorities to assure the safety and quality of food, drugs, and medical devices imported from China, and to investigate problems with Chinese products. They don't change the fact that the FDA needs new safety authority and significantly increased funds to do its job, as the FDA Science Board's recent report makes clear."