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Table 1 Five alternative policy options

From: Policy responses to foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States and Germany

Policy options Example actions
1. Consolidate food safety authority Centralize authority over standard-setting and enforcement in a single agency
2. Abandon risky food products Substitute less-risky products for bagged greens and raw sprouts
3. Reduce scale or speed of production Hand-harvest leafy greens; decentralize processing; lower sprouting temperatures
4. Regulate cattle Treat manure; increase distance between feedlots and produce fields; cull “super-shedder” cattle
5. Do nothing N/A