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Food Safety

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FOOD SAFETY WEBINAR

Webinar logoThis NCSL webinar explored food safety – what it is, how food outbreaks and illnesses occur, and how states are at the forefront of food safety.

 

 

 

FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT

NCSL you Tube imageMike Taylor of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discusses the state-federal relationship of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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FOOD SAFETY ACT

US CapitalThis NCSL report summarizes the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most comprehensive food safety legislation since 1937. The law changed many of the regulatory structures designed to protect the public from foodborne illness, but mainly it updates the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authority to regulate foods.

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DATABASE

databaseAgriculture and Rural Development Legislation Database 2009-2014. This database tracks legislation related to agricultural products; biotechnology; food safety; invasive species; and livestock and poultry.

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OVERVIEW | FOOD SAFETY

The U.S. has the safest food in the world, and it requires state, local and federal governments to ensure it remains safe.  NCSL has several resources to assist state legislators regarding food safety, including the tracking of state legislation, a list of state statutes, and state efforts to oversee the safe production and distribution of foods, from raw fruits and vegetables to processed foods.

 

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