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
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.