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Caroline Smith DeWaal '85 Quoted in Associated Press on Speeding up Tracking of E. Coli

Wednesday, May 09, 2012   (0 Comments)
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Caroline Smith DeWaal, '85 alum and Food Safety Director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), called the USDA's announcement to speed up the process for tracking E. coli in meat a "very positive first step."

"This will allow them to hopefully reduce the burden of illness that can be linked to these outbreaks," she said.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has called on the USDA to go even further and offer similar protections against salmonella strains that are resistant to antibiotics.

Read more in the Associated Press, "Federal government to speed tracking of E. coli in meat"

Caroline Smith DeWaal

Photo Credit: CSPI

Caroline Smith DeWaal is the director of the food safety program at CSPI and co-author of Is Our Food Safe? A Consumer’s Guide to Protecting Your Health and the Environment (Three Rivers Press, 2002). She represents CSPI before Congress and in the regulatory arena on a broad range of food safety issues. DeWaal is the leading consumer analyst on laws and regulations governing food safety, and she has testified more than twenty times on pending food safety issues before the United States Congress. She has participated in a number of World Health Organization consultations on food safety and is currently an expert advisor on its Integrated Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance project. She has also participated in several national advisory committees to USDA and FDA, and was recently selected as a member of the Food Safety Modernization Act Surveillance Working Group of the Office of Infectious Diseases, CDC Board of Scientific Counselors. She represents the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations at Codex Alimentarius. DeWaal graduated from the University of Vermont and Antioch School of Law. She has taught university courses on national and global food issues.

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