"Millions of Americans are sickened by food-borne illnesses each year. Thousands die. Think raw spinach, leaf lettuce, peanut butter and eggs. And though no country's food system can be 100 percent safe, part of the problem in the United States is the Food and Drug Administration has not had adequate authority or resources for oversight.
The Senate passed legislation this week that would help. Now, however, there are procedural questions and the Senate may need to vote on the bill again. If necessary, lawmakers should do so. The House should also pass the Senate version of the Food Safety Modernization Act, and it should be signed into law..."