Turner writes Obama bill for food safety
Professor William Turner (Family Social Science) recently wrote a food safety bill that was introduced by Senator Barack Obama. In addition, the Wall Street Journal is doing an in-depth story on the biill for an upcoming issue. The Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of 2008 would improve information sharing and collaboration between public and private agencies and other organizations to effectively address food safety challenges. William had great help in writing the bill from the Centers for Disease Control, former directors of the Food and Drug Administration, and the nation's top researchers on food-borne illness, including Dr. John Besser of the Minnesota Health Department. For more information about the bill download the press release.