Watchdog group sues FDA for information on inspection force

National Journal's CongressDaily

Food & Water Watch, a food-safety advocacy group, sued FDA on Monday in a dispute over work plans detailing the deployment of the agency's inspection force.

FDA has kept these details secret from the group as well as from Senate Democrats.

Under pressure to step up oversight of imported products, FDA officials have complained to lawmakers that the agency needs more resources to expand its inspection staff and modernize its oversight efforts.

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