FDA Seeks to Improve Retail Food Safety

Following several high profile food poisoning outbreaks, the US Food and Drug Administration has unveiled a new plan for improving food safety practices at commercial establishments, reports Food Safety News. The Retail Food Safety Action Plan calls for stronger state and local food safety requirements for grocery stores, restaurants, schools, and other food vending facilities, as well improvements in the oversight of food facilities by public health agencies. The plan also calls on state and local health departments to strengthen food safety requirements and ensure better training programs for personnel.