I was very excited to attend the FDA’s recent food safety public meeting in Washington D.C.
This past week saw the publication of the Final Report and Recommendations from the Romaine Task Force.
When there’s an outbreak of a food-borne illness numerous teams from numerous agencies jump into action.
At a National Food Safety Summit in Baltimore in 2014, 216 attendees shared a tainted chicken marsala dish at lunch and became sick. Oh the irony!
As consumers, we generally assume the food we buy is safe to eat. Behind the scenes, making it so, involves an army of people constantly learning, be it from improved science or from audits or, unfortunately, from actual outbreaks.
I like facts. People make good decisions when they have all the facts. Plus, I like to eat fresh food and want everyone to eat fresh, lead a healthy lifestyle and not live in fear. I presume the Dirty Dozen folks love their fresh food too. And we, the consuming public, deserve to know what is really going on with our food supply chain.
Sadly, in most cases QR codes now display only generic information about the brand owner, with information similar to that which you can find on their website. So, what happened?