The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is establishing a regulating presence in China to monitor exported food and cosmetics. The regulating body will place eight full-time FDA officials in the country. The FDA reportedly will now move to obtain Chinese backing from a permanent overseas office in the country, to ensure exported goods are up to standard.
The FDA is aiming to increase its presence in the global marketplace, with reported plans to have representation in five overseas markets. The administration is hoping that an increased overseas presence will reduce safety issues with exported products. This move comes at a time when product recalls due to safety concerns are becoming a large issue. For more information, visit www.fda.gov.