MOST IDEAS OF FOOD-SAFETY PANEL LAUDED

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food industry officials generally embraced a blue-ribbon panel's recommendations for revamping federal food-safety programs around "a science-based approach," but bristled at the call for a national safe-food czar to coordinate the effort."While we support the position that there should be a science-based approach to identifying the causes of food-borne illnesses, there is a real

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food industry officials generally embraced a blue-ribbon panel's recommendations for revamping federal food-safety programs around "a science-based approach," but bristled at the call for a national safe-food czar to coordinate the effort.

"While we support the position that there should be a science-based approach to identifying the causes of food-borne illnesses, there is a real concern that naming a single person, or creating a new agency, to coordinate all food

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