Make Our Food Safe

Op-Ed: "Egg recall points up need for Senate action on food safety"

The Washington Post |

"SALMONELLA enteritidis is a food-borne illness so common that the Food and Drug Administration moved last year to enact rules first proposed during the Bill Clinton administration. The new monitoring and safety requirements didn't go into effect until last month. That was too late to possibly prevent the more than 1,200 cases of the illness, in at least 22 states, that have been reported since May. No deaths have been reported. But this latest outbreak highlights once again that efforts to sew up the holes in the country's food safety net have gone nowhere for more than a year ... "

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