CFP Applauds Enactment of Food Safety Modernization Act

Published: January 7, 2011

The Conference for Food Protection Applauds President Obama and Congress for Enacting The Food Safety Modernization Act

Lincoln, CA --- January 5, 2011 The Conference for Food Protection's Executive Board issued the following statement commending President Obama > and Congress for enacting the Food Safety Modernization Act.

"This new law marks a historic moment for everyone engaged in food protection efforts. This culmination of the two-year effort to modernize America's food safety systems is welcomed by the more than 500 food safety professionals of our organization," said Jeff Lineberry, Executive Director. "We hope that Congress will follow through with funding to achieve the advancements in food safety that are needed. We look forward to working with the Food and Drug Administration as they implement new food safety regulations to improve food safety for the consuming public."

The Conference for Food Protection is a non-profit organization that originated in 1971. The Conference structure provides a representative and equitable partnership among regulators, industry, academia, professional organizations and consumers to identify problems, formulate recommendations, and develop practices that ensure food safety. New and rapidly-developing food technologies and food marketing innovations challenge the groups involved in monitoring food production to work together to enhance the safety and quality of the food supply. The Conference for Food Protection meets at least biennially to provide that forum. Additional information about the Conference for Food Protection is available at