WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Food safety advocates
will call on the FDA to implement emergency regulation that would require
growers and packers of fruits and vegetables to adopt existing technology
that would more easily allow those products to be traced back to their farm
of origin and other stops along the supply chain. CSPI will reiterate its
call for growers to implement written food safety plans. These plans would
help to prevent future outbreaks, and improved traceability would allow
investigators to more quickly locate the source of outbreaks of foodborne
What: News conference. Display of fresh fruits and vegetables bearing
existing stickers of varying degrees of usefulness.
CSPI and Consumer Federation of America releases letter to FDA
Commissioner Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach.
Who: Caroline Smith DeWaal, food safety director, CSPI
Chris Waldrop, director, Consumer Federation of America's Food Policy
When: 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, July 3, 2008
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, DC.
SOURCE Center for Science in the Public Interest