President Obama called for a sweeping revamp of the nation's food safety net today, appointing new leadership at the Food and Drug Administration and promising to infuse it with new money.
Obama noted that just 5 percent of food processors are inspected in a given year.
"That is a hazard to public health," Obama said in his weekly address. "It is unacceptable."
The president said that will change under his choice for FDA commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, who he named today.
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