Make Our Food Safe
05/05/2011

"FDA and food safety: Always something to chew on"

Vermont Public Radio | April Fulton

 

"At a time when President Obama has asked federal agencies to scale back on imposing new regulations, the Food and Drug Administration seems to be moving full steam ahead, at least on food safety.

The FDA issued two new rules asserting its authority over the safety of the food supply yesterday. It's also one of the only agencies that has successfully fought off budget cuts in recent battles on Capitol Hill.

And, as if to underscore the food safety challenge, a recall of grape tomatoes found at major supermarket chains has just been expanded to include some 22,000 pounds of ready-to-eat salads on suspicion of salmonella contamination..."

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