Pros And Cons Of Fda

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What is in the food you eat? On a day to day basis most people eat foods that are grown on a farm far away. For many years, millions of people have consumed pathogens in foods that have caused them illness or death. Fresh produce is generally not cooked, which gives pathogens a better chance of infecting consumers. According to CNN news the top 10 biggest food borne illness out breaks in the last decade include: cantaloupe contaminated with listeria, ground turkey with salmonella, egg with salmonella, celery with salmonella, pepper with salmonella, peanut butter with salmonella, bagged spinach with e coli, tomatoes with salmonella, Roma tomatoes with salmonella and deli meat with listeria. There are many reasons as to why these fresh produce…show more content…
They annually inspect most of the high risk food establishments to prevent food borne illness outbreaks. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a regulation that was made a law in 2011. FSMA is what allows the FDA to prevent food safety problems. To prevent food borne illness the FDA uses science based standards to help them conduct inspections to make sure that everything is safe to eat. FSMA also allows the FDA to recall produce that may be at risk with a food borne pathogen. It is important to note that the FDA does not regulate everything we eat. Most food products are regulated by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture). The USDA has many more regulations for meat which include: FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point). FSIS ensure that meat labeling is correct, and HACCP identifies possible food hazards. The FSMA has also pushed to have new regulations for producers. The new possible regulations include: water quality and testing, eliminating the use of manure and redefining the definition of farm. Part of the new regulations is the clarification of provisions on wild animals and withdrawal of qualified exemptions process. These new regulations are to prevent food borne illness in fresh food products. However, some of these regulations may be more expensive to
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