In comments made at a conference in Washington today, Agriculture Secretary Ann M.Veneman encouraged a cooperative approach to food safety integrating research, public health regulation and education to help form effective public policy.
Veneman also voiced support for
Fight BAC!, an education campaign in which AMI
played a leading role. She said the program is
a good example of an effective public/private
education partnership which the agency will
encourage during her tenure. The Fight BAC!
education campaign promotes the four basic food
safety rules for consumers - clean, separate,
cook and chill.
USDA also will work to
ensure all food safety policies are based on
sound scientific principles, she said.
read a transcript of her remarks, visit http://www.usda.gov/news/releases/2001/04/0067.htm.
Agriculture Secretary Outlines Food Safety PrioritiesWednesday, April 18, 2001