Secretary Says Food Imports Safe
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 7:14:25 CDT
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says at this time we have no reason to suggest that any of our meat, poultry, dairy or processed egg products are unsafe for consumption due to the recent events in Japan. The Secretary continued, - our food imports from Japan are quite limited. What we do import must meet the safety standards of this country and we monitor and inspect imports to insure compliance with those standards.
Mr. Vilsack promised, - should any risk with imports arise, we have procedures and processes in place to identify problems and deal with them. While we continue to offer aid and assistance to the Japanese we do not intend to lose sight of our core mission which is make sure our food remains safe, abundant, and affordable.
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