Today is a pretty important day in the world of food safety, pretzel fans! One of the biggest sweeping changes for the food industry in the last 200 years is starting to take place today, and as a manufacturer for high-quality snacks, we couldn’t think of a better blog topic!
Today, our government is set to sign a $1.4 billion overhaul of the food safety system, giving Washington new power to increase inspections at food processing facilities and forcing companies to recall tainted products.
This new cause for action by Congress came in response to several serious outbreaks of E. coli and salmonella poisoning in peanuts, eggs and produce in the past few years. Once passed, this law will bring food safety into the 21st century and will be the first major overhaul of the U.S. food safety system since the 1930s! This new way of thinking will require larger farms and food manufacturers to prepare detailed food safety plans and tell the FDA how they are striving to keep their food safe at different stages of production.
As a food manufacturer and strong believer in high-quality ingredients, all of us here at Kim and Scott’s are eager to see how this large change will affect not only the business around us but the food as well! We welcome the government’s goal to have the safest products for your friends and family on the supermarket shelves, and we are really happy to see a bill that follows so much of what we believe in as a company mantra. Hopefully this bill lays the foundation for higher standards in food production.
We are very excited to watch as this new bill progresses. It is great to see our government focus on issues we hold so close to our business and our hearts!