A cursory look in our kitchens confirms the fact that it is indeed a small world after all. Those of us living in the U.S. take know that as part of our daily routines, including the foods we consume. India is a case in point.
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, nearly one quarter of the spices, oils and food colorings used in the U.S. comes from India. Overall, in 2011, India was the second largest drug exporter and the seventh largest food exporter to the U.S.
It makes sense then that a high-level U.S. agency plays a prominent role in coordinating the interests of Americans in this ever-expanding global village. As part of its broader regulatory functions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) works to ensure that foreign-produced foods and drugs are safe, effective and of good quality.
FDA Collaboration with India
As part of its response…
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