THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Food and Nutrition Board
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Committee on the Review of Food and Drug Administration’s Role in Ensuring Safe Food
Enhancing Food Safety:
The Role of the Food and Drug Administration
Recent outbreaks of foodborne diseases prompted Congress, in P.L. 110-161, to request a comprehensive study of gaps in our food safety system. This report, produced jointly by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council, presents legislative, regulatory, and administrative recommendations, and their cost estimates.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 8, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.