IAFP 2015: Debating Three Food Safety Perspectives

July 27, 2015

Routine epidemiological work still has an important role to play in this modern age of whole-genome sequencing, sustainability practices in the food industry aren’t hampering safety procedures, and the jury is still out on whether reducing sodium in processed foods is a food safety risk.

Those were some general sentiments expressed Sunday during a roundtable debate at the International Agency for Food Protection (IAFP) annual meeting in Portland, OR. Sponsored by the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) North America, the “Current Perspectives in Food Safety” debate was convened by Joe Shebuski of Cargill and Jean Anderson of General Mills.

Three topics in…