USA - Is Food Safety Getting Worse?

Arno Froese

Since we tend to hear more about foodborne illness outbreaks, there’s a perception that the risk has gone up. But, is our food supply any more or less safe than it used to be? All the experts I spoke with had similar answers.

“There’s really no evidence that our food supply is more unsafe than it has been in the past,” Dudley told us.

This view is echoed by Nirav Shah. “Our food system today is probably the safest it’s even been in [the] history of the United States,” he told us.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has weighed in as well. In a statement last June he wrote, “We believe food is safer than perhaps ever before.” He went on: “What’s happening is that our ability to identify outbreaks has dramatically improved due to new information technologies and laboratory techniques.”, 10 September 2018

Arno's commentary

The issue here is communication. Whenever anything unusual happens relating to food in the United States, or for that matter anywhere in the world, it is placed in the headlines of the news media.

For believers, the words found in 1 Corinthians 10:25-26 are valid: “Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: For the earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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