Food safety standards tightened

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The government recently released new standards for food safety in an effort to reduce the effects of E.coli, salmonella and other food-bourne pathogens.

The new rules stem from recommendations by a food safety panel created this past March by President Obama. The standards developed for eggs, poultry, beef, leafy greens, melons and tomatoes as well as for better coordination and communication among the agencies that oversee the nation's food supply are designed to make the nation’s food supply safer.

The new rules include:

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will help the food industry establish better tracing systems to track the origins of a bacterial outbreak.
  • A new network will be established to help the many agencies that regulate food safety to communicate better.
  • The Food Safety Inspection Service, the USDA agency that inspects meat, will increase sampling of ground beef ingredients in an effort to better find E. coli contamination.
  • The FDA and USDA also will create new positions to better oversee food safety.

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