A bill to overhaul the food safety system needs to be stronger and incorporate more funding, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a Senate committee hearing on Thursday.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has put forward a proposal for new federal food safety legislation to address ‘gaps’ in the inspection process and concentrate on contamination and disease prevention.
Food industry leaders met last week to develop ways to address food safety, childhood obesity, hunger, and agriculture in an interactive forum designed to boost economic opportunities and food safety in Michigan.
“Many limitations but no clear conclusions,” is the verdict of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) on the latest study claiming to link exposure to the chemical bisphenol A with risks to human health.
The Californian pistachio industry has embarked on a comprehensive food safety review following the discovery of salmonella in nuts from Setton Pistachio earlier this year, says a senior industry official.
As a high profile food safety bill awaits consideration in the Senate, a new survey shows the number of Americans who are very or extremely concerned about food safety has remained constant since late 2007 – at about a third.