At present, at least 15 different government agencies play some role in ensuring food is safe for consumption. These various agencies are responsible for enforcing over 30 different laws, and are often at odds with each other in a confusing maze of who’s responsible for what.

However, in the wake of the peanut butter outbreak, there is some discussion as to whether the authority of the FDA should be increased, or the multiple organizations should be streamlined into one governing body. Although we don’t have a strong opinion on the matter, Daily Fork will be the first to go out on a limb and state that we are 100% anti-salmonella.

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