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Eating In, a series examining food and food culture in New Hampshire, ran May 17-21, 2010.

Food Safety

Recent food scares from lettuce, spinach and peanut butter show that we are far away from keeping out food safe. We’ll look at the issue of food safety, what’s being done in New Hampshire and the debate over making standards even tougher.

Guests

  • Joyce Welch, administrator for the Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health Services Food Protection Section
  • David Plunkett, Senior Staff Attorney with the food safety program of the Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • Richard Uncles, Director of the Division of Regulatory Services for NH Department of Agriculture Markets,and Food

We'll also hear from

  • John Seiferth, administrator for the Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health Services Food Protection Sectionu. Exchange Executive Producer Keith Shields tagged along with him as he inspected a restaurant in Hooksett
Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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