Restructuring Food Safety at HHS: Design and Implementation

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Food Safety; Health Administration/Organization


This paper is part of a project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine options for improving the leadership and management structure for food safety at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The project is being pursued as Congress considers much-needed food safety legislative reforms to shift from today's largely reactive approach to one based on risk-based prevention throughout the food system. The broad goal of the project is to ensure that the organizations within HHS that will be charged with implementing the reforms are designed for success.


Appears as Appendix A in Keeping America's Food Safe: A Blueprint for Fixing the Food Safety System at the Department of Health and Human Services (2009).

Funder: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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