Make Our Food Safe
01/07/2011

"Cutting food safety is playing with fire"

The Hill - Congress Blog | Representative Rosa DeLauro

"In the last week of 2010, as families gathered together for the holidays and home-cooked meals, the Food and Drug Administration warned us of a salmonella outbreak in alfalfa sprouts that had already sickened nearly 100 people in at least fifteen states.

These dangerous outbreaks in contaminated food can happen at any time, and it requires constant vigilance to keep Americans safe. That is why, in the first week of 2011, the president signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – to strengthen our antiquated food safety system for the first time since 1938, and give FDA the tools and resources it needs to fulfill its mandate..."

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