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Leslie Pray and Ann Yaktine, Rapporteurs Food Forum Food and Nutrition Board
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESSÂ Â Â 500 Fifth Street, N.W.Â Â Â Washington, DC 20001 NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Govern- ing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineer- ing, and the Institute of Medicine. This study was supported between the National Academy of Sciences and Contract Nos. AG-3A94-C-09-0025 (U.S. Department of Agriculture), N01-OD-4-2139 (Na- tional Institutes of Health), and HHSF223200811169P (Food and Drug Adminis- tration). Additional support came from Abbott Laboratories, Cargill, Coca-Cola Company, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, McDonalds, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Monsanto, and PepsiCo. Any opinions, find- ings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project. International Standard Book Number-13:â 978-0-309-13166-7 International Standard Book Number-10:â 0-309-13166-9 Additional copies of this report are available from the National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 20055; (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313 (in the Washington metropolitan area); Internet, http://www.nap. edu. For more information about the Institute of Medicine, visit the IOM home page at www.iom.edu. Copyright 2009 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America The serpent has been a symbol of long life, healing, and knowledge among almost all cultures and religions since the beginning of recorded history. The serpent ad- opted as a logotype by the Institute of Medicine is a relief carving from ancient Greece, now held by the Staatliche Museen in Berlin. Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2009. Managing food safety prac- tices from farm to table: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
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Planning Committee on Future Trends in Food Safety: Changing Market Forces, Emerging Safety Issues, and Economic Impact MICHAEL P. DOYLE (Chair), University of Georgia, Griffin DAVID W.K. ACHESON, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD RHONA APPLEBAUM, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA JANET BEAUVAIS, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario JULIE CASWELL, University of Massachusetts, Amherst EDWARD GROTH III, Groth Consulting Services, Pelham, NY ALICE H. LICHTESTEIN, Tufts University, Boston, MA DONNA PORTER, Library of Congress, Washington, DC Study Staff ANN YAKTINE, Study Director GERALDINE KENNEDO, Administrative Assistant Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.
FOOD FORUM MICHAEL P. DOYLE (Chair), University of Georgia, Griffin RHONA APPLEBAUM, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA JAMES D. ASTWOOD, ConAgra Foods Inc., Omaha, NE JANET BEAUVAIS, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario SUSAN BORRA, International Food Information Council JULIE CASWELL, University of Massachusetts, Amherst CELESTE A. CLARK, Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, MI DAVID B. COCKRAM, Abbott Laboratories, Columbus, OH DICK CRAWFORD, McDonalds Corporation, Oak Brook, IL SUSAN J. CROCKETT, General Mills, Minneapolis, MN ERIC A. DECKER, University of Massachusetts, Amherst NED GROTH III, Groth Consulting Services, Pelham, New York BRENDA HALBROOK, Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC DARLENE HARDIE-MUNCY, Cargill, Wayzata, MN JERRY HJELLE, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO VAN S. HUBBARD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD JOSEPH A. LEVITT, Hogan & Hartson, L.L.P., Washington, DC DONNA PORTER, Library of Congress, Washington, DC STEPHEN F. SUNDLOF, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC WILLIAM SVEUM, Kraft Foods, Glenview, IL PETER VAN DAEL, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Evansville, IN CATHERINE E. WOTEKI, Mars, Incorporated, McLean, VA DEREK YACHï¿½ PepsiCo, Purchase, NY , Study Staff ANN YAKTINE, Study Director (through February 2009) CAITLIN BOON, Study Director GERALDINE KENNEDO, Administrative Assistant LINDA D. MEYERS, Director, Food and Nutrition Board Institute of Medicine forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution. vi
Independent Report Reviewers This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Councilâs Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Larry R. Beuchat, Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia Jenny Scott, Food Safety Programs, Grocery Manufacturers Association Jennifer Weber, American Dietetic Association Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Eileen T. Kennedy, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University. Appointed by the Institute of Medicine, she was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review com- ments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authors and the institution. vii
Contents OVERVIEW 1 1 INTRODUCTION 3 2 RECENT OUTBREAKS IN FOOD PRODUCTS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM PAST EXPERIENCE 15 3 THE COMPLEXITIES OF FOOD SAFETY AND SOME STRATEGIC APPROACHES BEING TAKEN 43 4 THE WAY FORWARD: VARYING PERSPECTIVES 65 APPENDIXES A Workshop Agenda 91 B Workshop Participants 95 C Speaker, Moderator, and Discussant Biographies 99 D Acronyms and Abbreviations 105 ix