USDA to hold Pre-Harvest Safety Summit
The United States Department of Agriculture is holding a public summit for the safety of pre-harvest food on November 9, 2011, in Washington, DC, according to recent news sources. The summit will be led by the Secretary of Food and Safety.
The Secretary has stated that, “In my opinion, the food safety laws have be reviewed completely. We will not be going to the farms, but we will be sponsoring the discussion.”
In regards to regulation concerns, she stated, “We don’t intend to reach the farms, we will not be regulating producers for FSIS, and there is a lot of risk that has to be handled with care by us and the producers. We have been indulged in these kind of discussions with the packers already, we are also in contact with producers, scientists and we have planned to do a proper research for the pre-food safety.”
Poultry standards are currently under revision by the Department of Agriculture in order to prevent products from coming into contact with bacteria that causes food-borne illnesses.
As a Los Angeles personal injury attorney, I know that there many rules and regulations that most food and product manufacturers must abode by. Even so, mistakes can and will be made. The product defect lawyer at our law firm hopes that you or your loved will not be affected by food-borne illness, and I hope all consumers benefit from this safety summit.