"Amid the sour partisan rancor in Washington, there is a glimmer of sweet hope. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act stands a good chance to pass the Senate Monday night. The bill, which increases the Food and Drug Administration’s authority over the food supply has been worked on by Republicans and Democrats for two years. The finished product, while not a four star creation, is certainly palatable.
The bill would give the FDA mandatory recall authority — a power it oddly now lacks — as well as the authority to test widely for dangerous pathogens and trace the outbreaks back to their source..."