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USA Today this morning reports that The US Food and drug Administration (FDA) plans to open its first office in China before the end of the year, a move that follows more than a year of questions about the safety of products ranging from dog food to dairy products exported by various Chinese companies to the US.

According to the story, “FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach on Thursday laid out a plan to place more than 60 food and drug regulators worldwide over the next year, with a particular focus on India, Latin America and the Middle East. The staffers will inspect foreign facilities, provide guidance on U.S. quality standards, and eventually train local experts to conduct inspections on behalf of the FDA.”

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