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Food Safety
Last month, the Obama administration vowed to upgrade food safety laws for the 21st century. Just last week, traces of salmonella in a central California pistachio processing plant sparked a nationwide recall of the nut. What does the future hold for food safety?

Host: Dave Iverson

Marion Nestle, professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University and author of "Food Politics," "Safe Food," "What to Eat" and "Pet Food Politics."

David Acheson, associate commissioner for foods with the FDA.


Elisa Odabashian, director of the West Coast Office and State Campaign for Consumers' Union, a nonprofit organization working for an equitable and safe marketplace and publisher of Consumer Reports.

Serena Vinter, senior research associate with Trust For America's Health, a non-profit, non partisan organization dedicated to advancing public health issues in the U.S.

Tweets on Twitter @bayareabites:

HR 875 Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009

Consumers Union Food Safety

Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Full Belly Farm

USDA website FDA website

Marion Nestle's books on Food Safety and Food Politics

Marion Nestle's Food Matters column on SFGate

Marion Nestle posts at The Atlantic Food section. On Pistachio Recalls, FDA Tries New Approach

Trust for America's Health: Keeping America's Food Safe: A Blueprint for Fixing the Food Safety System

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts Sign up for email alerts.

CDC's FoodNet: The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network

NYTimes: U.S. Food Safety No Longer Improving