You want E. coli with those fries? Bush closing half of US food safety labs

 Simply the worst president in history.

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Shrugging off congressional objections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will immediately move to close more than half of its laboratories across the country, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The closures will be completed during the next few months, before the new Congress can act to block the shutdowns through the appropriations bill for the next fiscal year.

According to briefings of agency staff, FDA’s current network of 13 laboratories will be reduced to six as a result of closing facilities in Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Kansas City, San Francisco, Winchester (Massachusetts) and San Juan (Puerto Rico).

These laboratories are often the first line of defense in detecting and combating bio-terrorist attacks on our food supplies. In addition, they trace tampering with food and medicines and respond to public health threats, such as E. coli outbreaks, and support agency compliance inspections and enforcement actions.

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