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7 things to know about our food system – CNN Money

“Mansour Samadpour runs IEH Laboratories, one of the largest private food testing facilities in the nation. Companies hire him to test their food and make sure it’s safe for the consumer. He believes much of the current testing is too infrequent and small in scale. “We call that faith-based food safety,” he says. Why do companies resist more testing? If more was done at the retail level, it would “always result in recalls,” Samadpour says, because they find pathogens in the food so often. But he also insists that some companies “are doing everything that they can” with regard to food safety.” – CNN Money