This lecture, presented by Town Hall Seattle and sponsored by PCC Community Markets, is titled “Ask Marion: The Politics of Food and Nutrition.” It’s at 7:30 pm Seattle time and 10:30 pm New York time. Get tickets here.
by Marion Nestle
Nov 11 2008
GAO says Obama should fix food safety
The Government Accountability Office says fixing the food safety system should be a high priority for the new administration. Specifically, it asks the new President to:
- Reconvene the President’s Council on Food Safety right away, and develop longer term structures to promote interagency coordination on food safety.
- Develop a “governmentwide performance plan” for agencies to ensure that goals are complementary and resource allocations are balanced.
- Encourage Congress to assign the National Academy of Sciences to analyze alternative food safety organizational structures.
- Encourage Congress to pass “comprehensive, uniform, and risk-based food safety legislation.”