New Food Safety Rules Proposed

The Obama administration last week pledged more cooperation among government agencies responsible for food safety in the United States, improved surveillance and enforcement, and a focus on prevention of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. The initiatives received widespread support from the food industry in the wake of a series of major outbreaks in recent years. Bryan Silbermann, president

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration last week pledged more cooperation among government agencies responsible for food safety in the United States, improved surveillance and enforcement, and a focus on prevention of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.

The initiatives received widespread support from the food industry in the wake of a series of major outbreaks in recent years.

Bryan Silbermann, president and chief executive officer of Newark, Del.-based Produce Marketing

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