Betty Wedman- St Louis*
Licensed Nutritionist and Environmental Health Specialist, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Betty Wedman-St Louis
Licensed Nutritionist and
Environmental Health Specialist
Metabolic Medical Center
1120 S Belcher Rd, Ste 2
Largo, FL 33771
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 29, 2015; Accepted Date: February 28, 2015; Published Date: March 7, 2015
Citation: St Louis BW (2015) Food Bioterrorism. J Bioterror Biodef 6:133. doi: 10.4172/2157-2526.1000133
Copyright: © 2015 St Louis BW. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Ever since September 11, 2001 American society has had increased awareness of national security and the possible threat of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil. The American public continues to be reassured they have the safest food supply in the world, while a 2007 food science committee report of the US Food and Drug Administration criticized the ability of the FDA to oversee food safety issues and protect American consumers (Food Science Board, 2007). The Board indicated that as new technologies and chemicals are continually introduced into the US market, the FDA is unable to keep up with the scientific research to evaluate these technologies. Food products and chemicals are routinely allowed on the market and only removed if problems are identified.