Food Safety Reform Urged by National Restaurant Association

Source of Article:  http://www.chainleader.com/article/CA6632651.html?industryid=47554

 

National Restaurant Association calls on 111th Congress to quickly enact food dafety reforms.

-- Chain Leader, 1/27/2009 4:02:00 PM

PRESS RELEASE: (Washington, D.C.) - The National Restaurant Association recently called on Congressional leaders to quickly enact food safety reform. The Association joined other organizations with a common interest in improving the safety of the food supply in sending letters to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The letters urge several actions including requiring every food company manufacturing for the U.S. market to conduct an evaluation of food safety risks and provide a food safety plan for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review. In addition, the Senate and House Committees are urged to consider the following items: require foreign supplier safety plans and build foreign capacity; ensure the safety of fruits and vegetables; adopt a risk-based approach to inspections; and authorize mandatory recalls.
 
The National Restaurant Association and its members are increasingly involved not only in ensuring safe food preparation inside the restaurant, but in driving changes all the way back through the supply chain, to take on a more influential role across the entire life cycle of food.
 
The Association continues to be actively involved in the food safety debate as the issue moves forward in the 111th Congress. The National Restaurant Association will continue to provide leadership that stresses continuous improvement in food safety at the state, federal, and international levels.

To access a copy of each letter, please visit: http://www.restaurant.org/pressroom/pressrelease.cfm?ID=1732

 

 

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