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M-I-90-10: General Accounting Office (GAO) report "FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY"

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M-I-90-10

November 28, 1990

TO: All Regional Food and Drug Directors
Attn: Regional Milk Specialists

From: Chief, Milk Safety Branch, HFF-346

Subject: General Accounting Office (GAO) report "FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY"

Enclosed is a copy of the GAO report to the Chairman, Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee, Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives report titled FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY and subtitled FDA Surveys Not Adequate to Demonstrate Safety of Milk Supply.

This review was very limited in scope and focused on the surveys done in 1988 and 1990 for sulfamethazine residues in milk. As you can see it was a very thorough review.

Another GAO review was started earlier this month that will focus more broadly on animal drug residues in milk and the Grade A milk program. Several states have already been contacted by the GAO about their programs.

In addition the Office of the Inspector General is also investigating issues relating to drug residues in milk and the Grade A milk program.

Johnnie G. Nichols

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M-I-90-10

November 28, 1990

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