The nation's food safety grades are out and the results are mixed. In fact, foodborne infections continue to be an important public health problem in the United States, according to annual report card produced by The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Washington, D.C., announced that Indiana has become the latest among a handful of states taking action to help provide new opportunities for small meat processing companies. Indiana has joined USDA’s Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program.
If a disease outbreak occurs in today’s interconnected global economy, the stakes are higher than usual: Expect lost domestic and international sales, a damaged reputation, and even a hit to the U.S. economy from lost trade and employment.