Import Safety Working Group Issues Import Safety Action Plan,
Today, the Interagency Import Safety Working Group presented to President Bush its Import Safety Action Plan, which contains 14 broad recommendations and 50 action steps to enhance the safety of U.S. imports.
In addition, today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Food Protection Plan that addresses the safety of domestic and imported food products.
The Import Safety Working Group was established on July 18, 2007, to conduct a comprehensive review of the U.S. import system and identify ways to further increase the safety of imports entering the United States. The Working Group is chaired by HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt and is comprised of 12 Federal departments and agencies. More information on the Import Safety Working Group and the full text of the Import Safety Action Plan issued today may be accessed at: www.importsafety.gov.