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Further federal action needed to detect and control environmental contamination of food

United States. General Accounting Office

Further federal action needed to detect and control environmental contamination of food

report to the chairman, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by The Office in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

  • United States. -- Food Safety and Quality Service,
  • United States. -- Food and Drug Administration,
  • United States. -- Environmental Protection Agency,
  • Food contamination -- United States,
  • Food adulteration and inspection -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 74 p. :
    Number of Pages74
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14896597M

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