About the President's Food Safety Working Group (FSWG)
In his weekly address on March 14, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the creation of a new Food Safety Working Group to advise him
on how to upgrade the U.S. food safety system. The Working Group, chaired by the Secretary of Health and Human Services
and the Secretary of Agriculture,
is recommending a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three core principles:
strengthening surveillance and enforcement; and
improving response and recovery.
President Obama's Address: Reversing a Troubling Trend in Food Safety