I am finally getting through my food safety inbox and came across a letter dated a month ago from Senators, Gillibrand, Feinstein, Durbin and Blumenthal to President Trump asking for “action of food safety oversight” – namely wether the January 2017 GAO report on Food Safety – “A National Strategy Is Needed to Address Fragmentation in Federal Oversight.”
The letter highlights the lowlights of food safety – the human toll (48M sick, 128K hospitalized and 3K death) with an economic burden of some $36B. It also highlights a discussion that has been ongoing for as long as I have been involved in food safety – namely, that the there are too many agencies working at cross purposes with very different agendas, monitoring our food supply for safety.
The letter ends with a request to work “with your Administration to create policies that promote the safety of our food supply and protect public health.”
So, Senators, did the President write you back?
Republished with permission from Bill Marler and Marler Clark. Copyright (c) Marler Clark LLP, PS. All rights reserved.