October 1998 Issue
Food Safety: Small Step Taken, Giant Leap Needed
Kudos to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for recognizing that no one is in charge of food safetybut that someone should be. In a scathing report in late August, NAS denounced the current system, which has more than 12 federal agencies and 28 congressional committees overseeing the safety of the nation's food supply. Five days later, President Clinton responded by appointing an eight-member council to coordinate food safety plans and budgets among
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