How safe is the nation's food supply? Preventing food borne illness and regulating the food industry has been the subject of spirited debate in recent years, and Congress took a key step recently in approving the Food Modernization Safety Act. To read the text of the act, visit the link for H.R. 2751 at Thomas, the website for Congress. A summary of the legislation is posted at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s website. For additional information on food safety, visit FoodSafety.gov, the federal gateway to food safety facts and information; the Food Safety section of the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC); the Food page of the FDA; the Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); and the USDA's Food and Nutrition Services page.
Patrons can find other federal online by searching for food safety in the Library's online catalog. And don't forget to check out the following books on food safety and the food industry: Food Alert!: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Food Safety by Morton Satin; Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle; What to Eat by Marion Nestle; Food Inc.: How Industrial Food Is Making Us Sicker, Fatter and Poorer – And What You Can Do About It by Karl Weber; The Omnivore's Dilemma: The Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan; and The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler.