Guest commentary: Food safety concerns are real

July 31, 2008
by Dr. Jason Eberhart-Phillips
Sacramento Bee

No one can say which food will cause the next scare, but one thing is certain: The threats to our health from the foods we eat are real, and they need more attention. That's the conclusion of a report published in June by the Trust for America's Health, a nonpartisan public health advocacy group. The report argues that our country lacks the robust system of oversight for the food supply that is needed to ensure public safety. The causes of failure in America's food safety system are many, the report notes.

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