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Experts say new tools, tougher government oversight can reduce foodborne illnesses #ahcj13

Lacey McLaughlin

About Lacey McLaughlin

Lacey McLaughlin is a features writer at The Daytona (Fla.) Beach News-Journal. She is attending Health Journalism 2013 on an AHCJ-Healthier Beat Fellowship, which is supported by the Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Placing food safety above profits, and using new regulatory power and testing techniques could help protect consumers from foodborne illnesses, three experts in food safety said today.

The experts – an executive at America’s largest organic food producer, a food safety attorney and a federal food and safety regulator – discussed the challenges of protecting consumers from illnesses such as E. coli, salmonella and listeria on a panel called, “Why is food still making us sick in the 21st century?” during Health Journalism 2013 in Boston. Continue reading