Make Our Food Safe
07/28/2012

"Food-borne illnesses not diminishing, CDC finds"

The Washington Post | Dina ElBoghdady

"Little progress has been made in combating many types of food-borne illnesses in recent years, according to new federal data, an outcome that food safety advocates say underscores the need to put into place the landmark food-safety bill signed by President Obama more than a year ago.

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But the administration has not met the deadlines for releasing draft rules needed to implement key provisions of the law, including one that would mandate that food imports meet the same safety standards as food produced domestically.

'Everyone was hoping that this new food safety law would be in place and we’d start seeing improvements by now,' said Erik Olson, a director at the Pew Health Group. 'What these CDC numbers show is that unless new protections are put into place, millions of Americans are going to continue to get sick from contaminated food.'..."

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