-- Repeal outdated end-product and processing plant inspection mandates and
shift the emphasis of inspection practices to the prevention of
outbreaks and illnesses through the entire food production process and
-- Create mechanisms that allow inspection practices to keep pace with
changes in the industry;
-- Establish uniform performance standards and best practices that are
enforceable through actions including detention and recall authority and
civil penalty authority;
-- Require food safety education for commercial food handlers;
-- Improve monitoring of foreign imports and international practices; and
-- Strengthen the FDA with increased funding and aligning resources with
high risk threats, with the long-term goal of realigning all federal
food safety functions.
The full report is available on TFAH's Web site at http://www.healthyamericans.org. The report was supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Trust for America's Health is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and
health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy
devoted exclusively to improving the quality of the health and health care
of all Americans, the Foundation works with a d
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