By Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to an audience of over 700 food safety education experts yesterday, emphasizing the Administration’s commitment to overhauling the food safety system and shifting towards more preventative regulatory strategies.
“Preventing foodborne illness is a top priority for President Obama and USDA. We want to make sure parents never put their children at risk because of what they serve at the kitchen table,” said Vilsack, via video, to a large crowd gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2010 Food Safety Education Conference, a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and NSF International, a not-for-profit NGO leader in standards development, testing and certification.
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