Call for better checksThis article was originally published in Foodnews
US AGRICULTURE secretary, Tom Vilsak, is calling for stricter food inspections and a single food safety agency. After the salmonella outbreak, he highlighted the main goal of restoring trust. The current food safety system has been described in the past to be fragmented. For example, when frozen pizzas go through for checks, if they are cheese pizzas the FDA inspects them: if they are meat topped then it is passed onto the agricultural department.