HHS Secretary Visits FedEx Hub in Memphis, TN


HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt and FDA Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach visited FedEx Corporation’s Memphis “SuperHub” on Wednesday evening. This processing and distribution center handles more than 1.5 million packages each day, including most international FedEx packages that enter the United States.

On July 18, 2007, President Bush asked Secretary Leavitt to chair a working group focused on promoting the safety of imported products. The group is conducting an across-the-board review looking at all kinds of products imported from many different countries and will report back to the President in 60 days. This Tennessee visit is one of many in a fact-finding tour to gather information for that report.

For more information on this issue, please visit http://www.hhs.gov/importsafety


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