Make Our Food Safe

"Deadly melons renew food safety focus; will money follow?"

Reuters | Lisa Baertlein

"It took more than a decade, a series of deadly outbreaks tied to food like peanuts, spinach and ground beef, as well as a coalition of strange bedfellows -- victims, public health advocates and food industry representatives -- to push through the first major revamp of food safety laws since the 1930s.

But advocates and other experts say the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) signed by President Barack Obama in January still has shortcomings and worry it will be watered down through a lack of funding.

The United States by most measures has some of the safest food in the world. Still, roughly one in six people get sick from eating tainted products each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention..."

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