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EDITORIAL: Restoring trust in the food chain

A complete overhaul of the nation’s food regulatory, safety and labeling systems is needed as well as changes to the laws governing food safety and manufacturing. Too many of the current quality-control systems were designed by the manufacturers themselves; testing should not only be done in-house, but by government facilities and third-party laboratories. The new system should encompass farmers, producers, manufacturers as well as importers and exporters. This is the only way to regain consumers’ trust.

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