Pew Calls for 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.

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Agenda for America

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for emerging challenges, it makes government more effective and better able to serve the public interest. In the coming months, President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress will tackle a number of environmental, health, public safety, and fiscal and economic issues—nearly all of them complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help solve specific, systemic problems in a nonpartisan fashion, Pew has compiled a series of briefings and recommendations based on our research, technical assistance, and advocacy work across America.

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Data-driven policymaking is not just a tool for finding new solutions for difficult challenges. When states serve their traditional role as laboratories of innovation, they increase the American people’s confidence that the government they choose—no matter the size—can be effective, responsive, and in the public interest.