WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman outlined a six-point strategy to protect the nation's food supply that includes a chance for more food-industry input. Speaking last week at the Food Safety Summit here, Veneman noted that food safety is a top priority within the Bush administration. The proposed 2002 federal budget includes funds for an additional 7,600 meat and poultry inspectors, and an additional $21 million for the agency's Food Safety and Inspection Service, which ...

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