Make Our Food Safe
02/14/2011

"Food industry whistleblowers promised protection under new food safety law"

FairWarning | Matthew Heller

 

"The new federal food safety law has gotten plenty of attention for provisions that aim to protect the public from foodborne illnesses. But a little-noticed section of the law that is supposed to protect workers at food companies who blow the whistle on their employers may — if it is effectively enforced — also prove to be significant for consumers.

The Government Accountability Project, a watchdog group, sponsored a conference in Washington, D.C., last week to raise awareness of the first-ever private sector whistleblower protections enacted specifically for the food industry..."

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