Pink Sheet is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

IoM report reminds Congress of food safety

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Capital Hill proponents of food safety reform say an Institute of Medicine report recommending FDA use a more risk-based approach supports the need for legislation. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says IoM's June 8 1report shows "gaps still exist in our nation's food safety system." While the House has passed its bill - H.R. 2749 - Rep. John Dingell points out the Senate has yet to act on S. 510. "I don't know how many more reports need to be written ... before the Senate wakes up and realizes we have a real public health problem on our hands," the Michigan Democrat says. H.R. 2749 imposes general and targeted user fees and makes supplement firms subject to hazard analysis and critical control point-like provisions required across food products, but S. 510 proposes only targeted fees and excludes supplement manufacturers from HACCP provisions (2"The Tan Sheet" Nov. 23, 2009). In the report, IoM said FDA should focus data and expertise at points in the food production, distribution and handling chains with the greatest risk. While FDA is implementing risk-based strategies for enforcing safety in the production and handling of food products, the report said the agency often is reactive and is not focused on prevention
Advertisement

Related Content

Senate Exempts Supplements From Redundant Regs, Suppliers Left Hanging
Senate Exempts Supplements From Redundant Regs, Suppliers Left Hanging

Topics

Advertisement
UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

PS104203

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel