Categories: Food Safety, Agriculture, Meat, Poultry
|Topic:||Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Institute of Medicine
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Food and Nutrition Board
Committee on the Review of the Use of Scientific Criteria and Performance
Standards for Safe Food
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
328A Russell Senate Office Bldg. -- 9:30 a.m.
1300 Longworth House Office Bldg. -- 10:30 a.m.
Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food
Requested by Congress in PL 106-387, Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food, provides a blueprint for how the agencies responsible for regulating food safety should develop appropriate, science-based criteria and identifies barriers that impede regulatory actions to improve food safety. Report recommendations include the development of a national plan to harmonize foodborne disease surveillance with the monitoring of pathogens across the food production and distribution continuum and the adoption of science-based, transparent strategies to develop food safety criteria by food regulatory agencies.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 24, 2003 and can be found, in its entirety, on the National Academy Press Web site.