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The just-food briefing - the food safety challenge

Food safety – the US Food Safety Modernization Act

Food safety – the US Food Safety Modernization Act

This has been a momentous year regarding food safety in the US not because of any single, high-profile contamination but because the country has witnessed the first comprehensive reform of its food safety laws for 70 years.

Food safety – the challenge of US reform

Food safety – the challenge of US reform

US reform of the country's food safety network is aimed at making the Food and Drug Administration focus more on prevention, rather than being a reactive on the issue. This part of the just-food briefing looks at the problems of passing and implementing the planned reforms.

Food safety – improving traceability

Food safety – improving traceability

The E. coli outbreak in the EU this year brought a stark reminder of how important accurate traceability is in modern food supply chains, and also suggested that the current level of traceability capability in the supply chain is below what might be expected.