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requested an additional $109.5 million. The inadequate funding has been a hindrance to the full realization of FSMA potential. Due to the lack of adequate support from the Congress, FDA had suggested that user fees be charged to the industry. According to CBO’s projection, had the industry agreed, the charges would have generated $902 million increase in federal revenue. This amount could have been sufficient for the full implementation of the Act. Even presently, FSMA has not been fully implemented. This policy calls for full implementation and funding of the Act to unleash its full potential. The Congress is key the realization of the policy development and dissemination. Foodborne illness is mainly caused by poor practices in handling of food especially at home. The public needs to be educated on the on this issue so that cases of foodborne illness may reduce. The goals of Healthy People 2020 are consistent with the proposition of this policy. One relevant objective of the Healthy People 2020 is to reduce foodborne illness through
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  • Spring '10
  • RIEBLING
  • Nutrition, Foodborne illness

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