“Food is essential, and safety should be a top priority. Food safety is closely related to people’s lives and health, economic development and social harmony. We must create a food safety system of self-disciplined food companies with integrity, effective government supervision and broad public support to improve overall food safety.”

Vice Premier Li Keqiang, Head of the National Food Safety Commission, State Council, P.R.C

Over the last few years I have attended and supported one of the best food safety conferences in the world. This year Listeria and E. coli outbreaks have kept me from Shanghai, but I sent 250 books about the 1992/1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak as a reminder of how important food safety is.