June 16, 2011

E. coli outbreak could trigger new rules

When a crisis happens, the outcome can have far-reaching consequences. The German E. coli outbreak that infected more than 3,000 will impact food safety rules in the United States. That's the conclusion from the 2011 International Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo in New Orleans.
The IFT group believes new regulations, improved surveillance and disease prevention strategies, particularly pertaining to produce, will like emerge from the crisis.

During the convention, Patrick Wall, former chair of the European Food Safety Authority, discussed the crisis. "Once you have an outbreak like this it exposes weakness," Wall says. "There's not time to fix them when an event is happening, and no one wants to give you resources when nothing is happening." Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers
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