Make Our Food Safe

Editorial: "Fix cracks in food safety system"

The Des Moines Register |

"'We have a very complicated network of food distribution in this country. You start with a couple of farms in Iowa and you can get nationwide exposure,' said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Commissioner Margaret Hamburg on Monday.

That is the gist of how two Iowa producers - Wright County Egg and Hillandale Farms - are at the heart of the recall of about half a billion eggs. In fact, it's the gist of the challenge facing the United States when it comes to food safety in general."

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