Oct 13, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ – The Food and Drug Administration is calling for an improvement in scientific tools to ensure the safety of food products, according to a recently released FDA report. FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said that an investment in science could help them catch food safety breaches earlier.

The report emphasizes the necessity of making certain that food safety protocol keeps up with changing threats, such as improved testing methods for seafood from the Gulf of Mexico after the oil spill.

What the FDA doesn’t have for this project is push for better technology is more money. Although the Obama administration proposed a 23 percent increase in the FDA budget, Congress failed to grant the additional funding and instead will keep funding for the agency at the current level.

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