Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Not Much Consumers Can Do to Protect Against Contaminated Food

David Acheson, the FDA's associate commissioner for food safety, concedes there is not much the average consumer can do to protect themselves and their families from dangerous food products. "Obviously, when you buy a product that's in a bag, like peanuts or pistachios, you take it on good faith that the company has done due diligence," Acheson says. "With something like raw chicken, you know you have to cook it thoroughly. But there is nothing a consumer can do about a product that's in a package." More by Jennifer Huget of the Washington Post.

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