Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kellogg's CEO Calls for Food Safety Overhaul

Kellogg Co. CEO David Mackay "is urging lawmakers to overhaul the nation's food safety system." Noting that Kellogg lost some $70 million in the peanut salmonella outbreak, Mackay "wants food safety placed under a new leader in the Health and Human Services Department. He also called for new requirements that all food companies have written safety plans, annual federal inspections of facilities that make high-risk foods, and other reforms. Mackay's strong endorsement of major changes could boost President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul the system." Read more.

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