Taylor Highlights Food Safety Law at Global Forum

By Helena Bottemiller, Food Safety News

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Deputy Commissioner for Foods Michael Taylor delivered remarks before a truly international audience Thursday, highlighting the new food safety law’s impact on imports.

Taylor emphasized that improving food safety is both the right thing to do and good for business in his speech before the Global Food Safety Conference in London, an event produced by the Global Food Safety Initiative, an international organization seeking to harmonize global food safety standards. Over 600 food safety experts and corporate leaders from 40 countries were in attendance.

“All of you in this room acutely understand the major disruptions to our economies and to international trade that occur in the wake of major foodborne illness outbreaks and product recalls,” said Taylor. “You understand how these crises can undermine consumer confidence for months and years to come … we know we can do better, and we must do better.”

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