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First Bite: Food Safety Gets Collaborative

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

FDA lays collaborative groundwork to implement fundamental shift on food safety.


About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is a significant public health burden that is largely preventable. Thats why President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law on January 4, 2011. The Food and Drug Administrat

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