Sarah Klein

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Sarah A. Klein, J.D., M.A. is staff attorney, Food Safety Program, for the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

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Ever hear the one about how the well‐dressed accomplice caused a scene at the front door of the bank, while the masked robbers snuck in through the back and made off with the loot? Let that be a lesson to us: when we all train our eyes in one direction, we may miss the real danger lurking behind. As USDA appears to be ramping up a pre‐release publicity campaign on the new poultry inspection system,…
This article was co-authored by David Plunkett. Both Klein and Plunkett work on food safety issues at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. As stakeholders begin wading in to the proposed food safety rules released by FDA this month, it is inevitable that some critics will begin cherry picking issues and holding them up as proof positive that the rules—and the entire Food Safety Modernization Act—are doomed to fail.  That’s the position taken…
For those who have been working on food safety for years — even decades — the promise of a quick-fix holds no allure.  Experts know that food safety is multi-faceted, and no silver bullet exists to wipe the scourge of E. coli 0157:H7 from existence.  But where promising new technologies could — in combination with common-sense approaches — make serious contributions to public health, they should be advanced.  Pre-harvest vaccines for E. coli O157:H7 could…