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Twenty-five years ago, when I was administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), I helped put in place a new food safety regulatory program to prevent foodborne illness from meat and poultry.  We created this program in response to the tragically historic
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(This article by Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, was originally posted here on May 20, 2015.)

Could the deadly outbreak of illnesses tied to contaminated ice cream have been prevented? It’s an important question, one that is on


Continue Reading Blue Bell and the Very Real Impact of the Food Safety Modernization Act