The satirical specialists at The Onion might make food recall jokes at the expense of the FDA, but the safety of the US food supply is seriously better than ever…As Rutgers University food scientist Donald Schaffner pointed out during the recent IFT 2014 event, the federal government (a frequent target of ridicule and criticism) actually has proven itself to be on top of things in several ways. “Over the last 25 years, a lot of the research and innovation in food safety has been driven by the changes in regulation,” he said.
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One food safety expert says federal US food safety agencies have made a few missteps down the road to a safer food supply, but many of their achievements deserve applause…Donald Schaffner, extension specialist in food science at Rutgers University, told FoodProductionDaily the US government is a driving force in advancements in food production. “Over the last 25 years, a lot of the research and onnovation in food safety has been driven by the changes in regulation,” he said.