Food Safety on the Farm: Federal Programs and Legislative Action

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In recent years, major outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, product recalls, and reports about unsafe food imports have caused some to question the adequacy of the U.S. food safety system. Stakeholders appear to agree that an optimal system should encompass a comprehensive, preventive approach to food safety, focusing on those foods and points in the food system that pose the greatest public health risks, starting at the point of production - that is, on farms and ranches. This report discusses differing opinions on this topic, as well as related legislation.

Creator(s): Johnson, Renée
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 5, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Johnson, Renée

Specialist in Agricultural Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: October 5, 2010
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In recent years, major outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, product recalls, and reports about unsafe food imports have caused some to question the adequacy of the U.S. food safety system. Stakeholders appear to agree that an optimal system should encompass a comprehensive, preventive approach to food safety, focusing on those foods and points in the food system that pose the greatest public health risks, starting at the point of production - that is, on farms and ranches. This report discusses differing opinions on this topic, as well as related legislation.

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22 pages.

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