Food Protection Plan 2007   [open pdf - 35KB]

"American consumers enjoy one of the safest food supplies in the world; however, we know it can be made even safer. FDA [United States. Food and Drug Administration] regulates $417 billion worth of domestic food and $49 billion worth of imported food each year--everything we eat except for meat, poultry, and some egg products, which are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. FDA has developed a comprehensive Food Protection Plan to address the changes in food sources, production, and consumption that we face in today's world. Building upon and improving an already sound food safety protection capability, the new plan presents a robust strategy to protect the nation's food supply from both unintentional contamination and deliberate attack. FDA's Food Protection Plan builds in prevention first, then intervention, and finally, response. This new strategy will help ensure that Americans continue to benefit from one of the safest food supplies in the world." Specific topics covered, include: "FDA Food Protection Plan One-Year Progress Summary"; "FDA Food Protection Plan Six-Month Progress Summary"; "Fact Sheet: Food Protection Plan"; "Food Protection Plan"; "Gateway to Food Protection Meeting"; "Photos Highlighting FDA's Food Protection Efforts"; and "Questions and Answers: Food Protection Plan".

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