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Protecting the Food supply - Feature Stories
June 2012 Issue
Mike Doyle is back in Griffin for a rare day in his office. He’s spent the last 24 hours responding to media requests for comment on the elimination of the country’s only pathogen screening program for produce from the 2013 federal budget proposal. The Boston Globe, Washington Post and the Huffington Post are among the outlets that have come to him as an expert in the field. “It’s the radar gun that keeps the industry aware of regulatory oversight and if that’s eliminated, we don’t have a program that will keep the industry in check,” Doyle says from behind a desk covered in stacks of papers, many from federal government agencies. Without it, states or other federal agencies will have to find scarce resources to monitor foods for harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause severe illness and even death. As director of the Center for Food Safety on UGA’s Griffin Campus, Doyle is a key player …
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