CSPI to Call for Emergency Regulation for Produce Traceability


Jul 02, 2008, 01:00 ET from Center for Science in the Public Interest

    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.
 Murrow Room.

SOURCE Center for Science in the Public Interest