Stronger Partnerships for Safer Food: An Agenda for Strengthening State and Local Roles in the Nation’s Food Safety System

Source: Food Safety Research Consortium, April 17, 2009

The report outlines the current roles of federal, state, and local agencies in protecting Americans against foodborne illness and contains 27 detailed findings on the current system’s strengths and weaknesses in the areas of illness surveillance, outbreak response, regulation, and inspection. The report then makes 19 specific recommendations for strengthening state and local roles and for building an integrated national food safety system that works effectively to prevent foodborne illness. It is the product of a collaborative project involving the GW School of Public Health and Health Services, AFDO, ASTHO, and NACCHO and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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