Make Our Food Safe
06/03/2011

"As new food safety threat emerges, U.S. regulators still steps behind"

ProPublica, picked up by Knox News | Marian Wong

"The E. coli outbreak in Germany—identified by scientists as a new deadly strain of the bacteria—has by now killed at least 17 people and spread to 10 countries. And while it hasn’t yet hit United States, the outbreak has highlighted longstanding gaps in the U.S. system for identifying such threats.

A former U.S. Department of Agriculture official told the Washington Post that the spread of this strain would be a 'major disaster' for the U.S. food industry and for public health. 'The regulatory framework is a couple of steps behind,' the ex-official said..."

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