Executive Summary




A New Interagency Strategy to Prevent Foodborne Disease




Foodborne Illness: A Significant Public-Health Problem




Sources of Foodborne Contamination




The Current System for Protecting Food




The Food-Safety System Must Be Prepared for the 21st Century




Immediate Actions to Improve Food Safety




A New Early-Warning System for Foodborne Disease Surveillance




Interstate Outbreak Containment and Response Coordination




Risk Assessment








Improving Inspections and Compliance








A Blueprint for a Better Food-Safety System




Appendix A:Budget Request for Food-Safety Initiative Activities: FY98




Appendix B:Microbial Pathogens




This appendix reproduces only the Executive Summary of Food Safety from Farm to Table. The contents of the entire report, from which the Executive Summary has been extracted are given here for the reader information—

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