About the Event
Reforming Regulation of Food Safety
RFF First Wednesday Seminar
February 4, 2009
Foodborne pathogens are estimated to cause as many as 76 million illnesses and 5,000 deaths in the United States each year. Recurring reports about tainted tomatoes, spinach, and other produce—as well as contaminated peanut products and fresh meats—alarm consumers and the food industry, and cause government officials to wonder if the U.S. food safety system is broken.
The discussion, moderated by RFF Fellow Sandra Hoffmann, included the following panelistsGlenn Morris, Director, University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute; former Deputy Administrator for Public Health and Science, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service. (participated by phone)
- Mark A. Cohen, Professor of Management and Law, Vanderbilt University