U.S. Launches Food Safety Web Site

May 22, 2009

The Obama Administration has launched a food safety Web site it says will help citizens and stakeholders stay informed on food safety issues and let them provide input.

The Web site is being directed by the White House Food Safety Working Group, led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

“The Working Group will be an important tool for gathering ideas as to how we can strengthen the food safety system to be more accountable and accessible to the public it protects, flexible enough to quickly resolve new safety challenges that emerge, and able to meet the robust needs of our rapidly changing world,” said Vilsack.

“Families have enough to worry about. You shouldn’t have to wonder if the food you buy at the grocery store is safe,” said Sebelius. “Our Working Group is working hard to modernize our food safety system and protect the American people. The Web site will help ensure all Americans can share their thoughts and contribute to this important process.”

The Web site features social bookmarking tools including an RSS feed and a widget that can be downloaded to help individuals stay informed.

Was this article valuable?

Here are more articles you may enjoy.