"New powers for the federal government to further protect a relatively safe food supply reside in a bill that passed the House in July. The Food Safety Enhancement Act would require companies to develop procedures for conducting hazard analysis and instituting preventive controls. The Food and Drug Administration could gain access to those records and order product recalls, if necessary. The secretary of health and human services would establish a system to trace the origins of food from farm to fork. Unfortunately, the legislation now sits parked in the Senate..."