September 11, 2007
Food Safety: Selected Issues and Bills
The Ethicurean Blog has a useful post with links to food-related reports on the Open CRS website. The Ethicurean post includes links to the following recent report, as well as reports on the Farm Bill (several reports), Sugar Policy, and Meat Inspection.
O157:H7 on leafy produce from California, and a national recall of peanut butter due to Salmonella contamination, have made food safety a top issue for a number of lawmakers in the 110th Congress. Several Members have introduced bills to alter the current U.S. food safety system and/or increase spending, which they assert is needed to meet current obligations to protect consumers from unsafe food. This report describes a number of these measures.
From the Summary: A series of widely publicized food safety problems, including concerns about adulterated pet food ingredients and farmed seafood from China, foodborne illness outbreaks linked to the bacterium E. coli
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