Entries tagged with ‘tom-vilsack’

Who’s minding your food? Surprise! It depends

A recent article from the Associated Press notes that “at least 15 government agencies have a hand in making sure food is safe.” The article notes that positive progress is being made to shift away from the current system–President Barack Obama’s new agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack, “supports creating a single, combined food safety agency.” Associated […]

New food labels on the horizon

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack appears to be advocating for country-of-origin labeling on fresh foods such as unprocessed meats and vegetables. According to an article from the Associated Press, he’s hoping for voluntary compliance, but will “write new rules”  if the voluntary approach doesn’t work.