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Wed August 14, 2013
Imported food safety

Today on Your Call: How can we make imported food safer?

On today's Your Call we’ll talk about how we regulate imported food, which now accounts for about 15 percent of what we eat in the US. Due to a recent spike in illnesses from contaminated food imports, the Obama administration has proposed tightening up regulations through the Food Safety Modernization Act.  What do you want to know about where your food comes from and how it’s processed?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Hana Baba and you.

Guests:

Michele Simon, public health lawyer; author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How Fight Back; and a policy consultant for the Center for Food Safety

Marion Nestle, professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU; blogger for “Food Matters” column in SF Chronicle; and author of “Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics” and “Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics.”  

Resources:

Food Politics Blog, Marion Nestle 

Eat Drink Politics Blog, Michele Simon

Center for Food Safety

NY Times: F.D.A. Says Importers Must Audit Food Safety

FDA: Strengthening Oversight of Imported Foods

Al Jazeera: Globalisation linked to rash of food scares

Center for Science in the Public Interest: FDA Proposes Rules Aimed at Ensuring Safety of Imported Food

The Daily Meal: The FDA Revamps Food Safety Laws

The Washington Post: FDA unveils rules to make imported food meet U.S. standards

Food Safety Magazine: FSMA Rule Promulgation Marches On, But Final Deadlines Remain Uncertain

Food Safety News: How Did a Hepatitis A Virus Get Into Organic Berries? 

Food Safety News: Understanding Food Recalls: The Recall Process Explained 

Food Safety News: FSMA: Import Rules May Foster Global Food Safety 

   

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