By working with its partners, the private sector, and government agencies, CFI has:

  • Strengthened U.S. response to food-related threats, including antibiotic-resistant bacteria, 2017

  • Improved the quality and frequency of federal/state food inspections of domestic and imported foods, 2017

  • Secured stronger public information through labels or posted notifications for food products, foodborne illness outbreaks and food recalls, 2017

  • Informed federal agencies and appropriators about the resources needed to strengthen and maintain America’s national and state food safety systems, 2017

  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, enacted January 2011

  • USDA Label for Mechanically Tenderized Beef products, implemented 2016

  • Improved data sharing agreements between U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007-Present

  • Improved funding for state and national foodborne illness surveillance, 2007-Present

  • Opposed the import of processed Chinese Chicken, 2017

  • Improved understanding of the long-term health outcomes of foodborne diseases, including a 2009 White Paper and an international “Long-Term Health Outcomes Public Meeting and Workshop,” 2012