WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ --
Traceability Institute Partner and Founder Cristian Barcan provides comment on improving the food safety system during today's joint public meeting of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) in Washington, DC.
Barcan states, "Consumers loose faith in the safety of the supply chain when we end up taking away an entire product from the shelf for weeks because we have no clue which batch is contaminated. It is unacceptable from the consumer perspective to call the food supply chain safe when we have no idea how the food products end up on the shelf because it is the responsibility of the previous member of the supply chain."
Full text of Barcan's comments is available for download at http://www.traceability-institute.eu/index.html.
The joint public meeting is being held Dec. 9-10 in Washington at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's South Building in the Jefferson Auditorium, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20250.
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Traceability Institute is producing the Traceability Interoperability Summit, taking place Jan. 21-22, 2010 in Denver. The summit is the first executive event designed to address the needs of food suppliers, retailers and service providers for multi-system interoperability to ensure a more sustainable and safer US food supply chain.
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