Is the USDA truly promoting safe food for all Americans?. An assessment of today’s food safety legislation in the United States. What is available in a supermarket?. Some background information in order to better grasp the issue of food safety legislation . ?. Where does our meat come from?
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Is the USDA truly promoting safe food for all Americans?
An assessment of today’s food safety legislation in the United States
Some background information in order to better grasp the issue of food safety legislation
Where does our meat come from?
Where does our milk come from?
How safe are the processed foods available on the market?
Genetically Engineered Food
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Bovine Growth Hormone
and what else???
The food safety laws that the USDA and other federal food agencies are issuing are insufficient in assuring the consumer that the products they are buying are safe.
Food Safety Legislation in the US:
I. What is working with the current food safety legislation?
II. What still needs to be worked on?
III. Conclusion: assessing the efficiency and sufficiency of US food safety legislation
What isFood Safety Legislation and what do these laws say?
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION
Meat, poultry, and egg products inspection laws
“The activities these bureaucracies undertake may be divided into regulation of plant/factory sanitation, productinspection, restaurant inspection, consumer education, and compilation of diseaseoutbreakstatistics. These activities are shared by regulators at the federal, state, and local levels. In the federal government, fifteen agencies have legal mandates to provide food safety, with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the CDC playing major roles (Walker 2007).”
YASUDA, TOMOHIDE. "Food Safety Regulation in the United States: An Empirical and Theoretical Examination." Independent Review 15.2 (2010): 201-226. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 24 Feb. 2011.
bacteria, germs, cross-contamination, defrosting, safe-microwaving…
BUT what about ingredients? Labelling? Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)? Milk standards? Food sources?
Shouldn’t these factors also be regulated by food safety laws?
The larger implications of food safety laws on the consumer’s health
John S. White, et al. "A Critical Examination of the Evidence Relating High Fructose Corn Syrup and Weight Gain." Critical Reviews in Food Science & Nutrition 47.6 (2007): 561-582. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. Web. 1 Mar. 2011.