Good Start on Food Safety
Byline: The Register-Guard
The Obama administration announced new regulations last week to limit salmonella and E.coli contamination at food processing plants and to better track the origins of food illnesses. The changes are promising, but they are no substitute for the comprehensive reform needed to repair the nation's dysfunctional food-safety system in ways that would allow Americans to open a container of cookie dough or a bag of peanut butter crackers without hyperventilating.
After a salmonella outbreak traced to peanut products sickened more than 700 people in 46 states earlier this year, President Obama appointed a food-safety working group led by the …
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Publication information: Article title: Good Start on Food Safety. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: July 13, 2009. Page number: A6. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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