President Obama's attempting to follow through on his promise to strengthen the country's food-safety system. At the Consumer Federation of America's national food policy conference this week, the Obama Administration premiered the new foodsafety.gov, a streamlined food site that gives consumers information regarding contamination issues and more access to food-safety resources. The user-friendly site aims to help consumers, who are concerned about recalls, keep tabs on food issues in their state, report problems immediately, and learn how to keep food safe, among other things. Earlier this week, the FDA also announced more rigorous guidelines for reporting potential contaminations, as well as the creation of a database for manufacturers to report food-safety issues. Producers are required to report products that could harm consumers within 24 hours.
Do you care about the new policies being implemented? And is the food-safety website something you'd take the time to visit?