Volume 87 Issue 8 | pp. 44-47
Issue Date: February 23, 2009

Food Safety Reform

Latest Salmonella outbreak has renewed calls for a single food agency
Department: Government & Policy

THE CURRENT OUTBREAK of Salmonella typhimurium in peanut products, which has sickened more than 600 people and killed at least nine, has prompted experts to take a closer look at what can be done to strengthen food safety regulations in the U.S.

A consensus is emerging that "at the very least we have holes in our food safety net. More likely, we have a broken system," said Sandra A. Hoffmann, a fellow at the economic . . .

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