Pew Calls for Better Tracing of Origins of Contaminated Food

Better Tracing of Origins of Contaminated Food

The Pew Charitable Trusts sent comments Feb. 22 to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration supporting the agency’s proposed rule on food traceability, or the ability to track food products throughout the supply chain. Improved traceability would make it easier for investigators to determine which foods may be causing outbreaks of illnesses. The comments urged FDA to frequently update the list of high-risk foods subject to additional record-keeping requirements and to limit the number of entities exempt from the traceability rule.

Composite image of modern city network communication concept

Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

Sign up for our four-week email course on Broadband Basics

Quick View

How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

Pills illustration
Pills illustration

What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

Sign up for our four-week email series The Race Against Resistance.

Quick View

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.