Pressure Mounts for Congress to Pass Food Safety Legislation
EMSL Analytical provides food safety and pathogen educational tools and testing services to keep the public safe.
Last month the media was filled with reports about Salmonella contaminated eggs. To date approximately 550 million eggs have been recalled from two Iowa egg producers and 1,500 people have become ill nationwide.
With all the news about food pathogens there has been increased pressure on the U.S. Senate to pass a version of The F.D.A. Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510). Proponents of the new legislation are hopeful that it may finally reach the Senate floor for deliberation and voting sometime later this month.
Representative Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut recently reported, “It has never been more clear that Congress needs to pass F.D.A. food safety legislation this year that will increase inspections at high-risk facilities, establish performance standards for reducing food-borne pathogens, and grant F.D.A. mandatory recall authority.”
One of the nation’s leading food testing laboratories, EMSL Analytical, supports increased food safety measures to protect the public from food-borne illnesses. The laboratory also supplies educational materials at www.FoodTestingLab.com to help educate the public and food safety professionals about food pathogens and other dangers to the nation’s food supply.
EMSL’s food testing laboratories are currently located in Cinnaminson, New Jersey and the metropolitan areas of St. Louis and Chicago. The laboratories maintain strict adherence to quality assurance & quality control programs and regulatory requirements which comply with ISO 17025, FDA, AOAC, GMP, ASTM, EU, AIHA and NVLAP guidelines and methods.
“The recent Salmonella outbreak shows that the current system has faults and needs to be fixed,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “As one of the nation’s principal food testing laboratories, EMSL is positioned to help industry and the general public by testing food products and raw materials for pathogens, mycotoxins, pesticides and other forms of contamination,” he continued.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of quality environmental, food and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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