We agree that there is an urgent need to focus on the causes and means of preventing food-borne illness from pathogens. Several agencies throughout the Department of Agriculture, including the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Extension Services, and the Food Safety and Inspection Service, are taking a new look at conditions on the farm to determine whether they could be factors in the spread of pathogenic contamination of food animals. Secretary Espy also is interested in reexamining issues that may relate to food safety.
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