The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer

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Numerous federal, state, and local agencies share responsibilities for regulating the safety of the U.S. food supply, which many experts say is among the safest in the world. Nevertheless, critics view this system as lacking the organization and resources to adequately combat foodborne illness, which sickens an estimated 76 million people and kills an estimated 5,000 each year in this country. The 110th Congress may face calls for a review of federal food safety agencies and authorities, and proposals for reorganizing them. Among the issues likely to arise are whether reform can improve oversight, and the cost to industry, consumers, ... continued below

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Becker, Geoffrey S. & Porter, Donna V. February 7, 2007.

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  • Becker, Geoffrey S. Specialist in Agricultural Policy; Resources, Science and Industry Division
  • Porter, Donna V. Specialist in Life Sciences; Domestic Social Policy Division

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Numerous federal, state, and local agencies share responsibilities for regulating the safety of the U.S. food supply, which many experts say is among the safest in the world. Nevertheless, critics view this system as lacking the organization and resources to adequately combat foodborne illness, which sickens an estimated 76 million people and kills an estimated 5,000 each year in this country. The 110th Congress may face calls for a review of federal food safety agencies and authorities, and proposals for reorganizing them. Among the issues likely to arise are whether reform can improve oversight, and the cost to industry, consumers, and taxpayers. This report provides a brief introduction to the system and the debate on whether reorganization is needed.

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Becker, Geoffrey S. & Porter, Donna V. The Federal Food Safety System: A Primer, report, February 7, 2007; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc821477/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.