Mobile Labs Part of U.S. Strategy on Food Safety
(Loic Hostetter – U-T San Diego)
In a globalized economic atmosphere that relies on quick communication and low trade barriers, the U.S. government is responding with a multiagency strategy for regulating and protecting the nation’s food supply.
Part of this trend was on display Monday at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, one of the busiest commercial ports along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A series of white trailers and trucks sat in the California Highway Patrol parking lot there. While nondescript from the outside, the trailers are packed with an array of scientific equipment used to test U.S.-bound agricultural imports for various contaminants and pathogens. Read more here.
Date: July 25, 2012