Food Safety Working Group celebrates its first birthday

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Monday, July 12, 2010

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius commended federal food safety agencies for their accomplishments supporting the charge of President Obama's Food Safety Working Group, which advises the President on how to upgrade the U.S. food safety system for the 21st century.

The Food Safety Working Group, chaired by Vilsack and Sebelius, recommended a public health-focused approach to food safety based on three core principles: prioritizing prevention; strengthening inspection and enforcement; and improving response and recovery.

There was no more basic role for government than ensuring safe food and completing the Food Safety Working Group's executive actions was an important step in strengthening the U.S. food safety system, said Secretary Vilsack.
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