Managing Food Safety Practices from Farm to Table
Description of Resource:
Given recent recognition of the serious issue of food safety at the national level, stakeholders are asking: What can the U.S. government do to facilitate efforts to improve food safety, either through policy or legal mandate? The Institute of Medicine’s Food Forum met in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2008, to address this question. The meeting explored ways to manage food safety practices from the supply chain to the marketplace. Specifically, it discussed ways to develop systematic, risk-based strategies for prevention of microbial contamination in foods, particularly produce, thermally processed foods, and meats. The workshop also served as a forum for experts to discuss approaches, technologies, and institutional strategies to manage food safety risks in a global market.