On February 11, 2011, the Government Accountability Project's Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) put on a conference, "Employee Rights and the Food Safety Modernization Act," at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. The all-day seminar focused on the impact of new legislation - that includes whistleblower protections for food industry workers who report FDA violations - on public and worker health, the environment, and American consumers.
This episode of Whistle Where You Work provides a few highlights from the conference, including discussions of why the Food Safety Modernization Act was needed, experiences of whistleblowers who have been retaliated against for reporting food safety concerns, and how difficult it is for farmworkers to blow the whistle.
Speakers in the Video:
Caroline Smith DeWaal, Center for Science in the Public Interest
Tony Corbo, Food & Water Watch
Bruce Goldstein, Farmworker Justice
Kit Foshee, Food Industry Whistleblower