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The following resources offer more information about food safety, associated legislation and the use of chlorine and its compounds.

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Chlorine and Food Safety White Paper (PDF)
Developed by the Chlorine Chemistry Council, the paper explores the role chlorine plays in the efforts of industry, public health officials and consumers to maintain the safety of the global food supply.

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
This free online Webinar (running time 14:05) provides an overview of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011.

FDA Unveils Consumer Alert (PDF)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has unveiled a more consumer-friendly Internet search engine on its website for food and other product recalls.

USDA Rule on Beef, Pork, Poultry (PDF)
The U.S. government announced on April 5, 2011 that it plans to order all U.S. beef, pork and poultry producers to keep their products off store shelves until government tests for pathogens prove the food is safe. The USDA estimates the requirement would prevent up to 25,000 cases of food sickness per year.