Make Our Food Safe

Editorial: "Get cracking on food-safety reforms"

The Wichita Eagle |

"The only positive thing about the massive egg recall is that it may finally motivate Congress to pass needed food-safety reforms. Of course, the same likely was said in past years after people became ill from tainted tomatoes, spinach, peppers, peanuts and other foods.

Two Iowa farms recalled about 550 million eggs after salmonella had sickened more than 1,000 people. The size and seriousness of the problem is drawing attention to weaknesses in our nation's food-safety system and how slow Congress has been to address them ... "

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