Does outsourcing food production compromise food safety?
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Cooperative news agency, the oldest and largest in the U.S. and long the largest in the world. reports that companies increasingly are paying others to make the foods we eat--or the ingredients in them--and then selling it under multiple brand names. And that has prompted a growing debate about food safety.
"If people cannot trace a product back to a supplier, the supplier has no incentives to keep their processes as clean and effective, in terms of food safety, as possible," said Caroline Smith DeWaal, director of food safety for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
But the food industry and regulators chalk up to coincidence the rash of recent major food safety recalls and the consolidation of food production "One reason we are seeing this is because it's becoming a common industry practice," said Dr. David Acheson David Campion Acheson (born 4 November 1921, Washington DC) is an American lawyer and the a son of former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson.
David Acheson graduated from Yale University, where he was President of the Yale Political Union with a B.A. in 1942 and received a L. of the FDA FDA
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n.pr the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration. . Acheson said he knew of no evidence that outsourcing production is inherently less safe than traditional arrangements in which companies make what they sell.
But critics of the outsourcing of production warn that it creates increased vulnerability of the food supply. The manufacturer no longer is directly accountable to consumers, but to other companies, they say.