Modernize meat, poultry inspection: T.F.A.H.

February 12, 2009
Meat and Poultry Business Journal

WASHINGTON - Trust for America's Health, which backs Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro's "Food Safety Modernization Act", is also pushing to have meat and poultry inspection "modernized." The act was introduced Feb. 4 and would establish a food safety administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to modernize the nation's "fractured and failing" food-safety protection system.

"The U.S. food-safety system has not been fundamentally modernized in over 100 years. We need to bring meat and poultry inspection practices into the 21st century and realign our resources to match the highest threats to our food supply. We're way past due for a smart and strategic upgrade," Rich Hamburg, government relations director of Trust for America's Health, told when asked how T.F.A.H. feels about the role U.S.D.A.'s Food Safety and Inspection Service has been playing in safeguarding America's meat and poultry products.

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