Make Our Food Safe
09/12/2010

"Bill targets 'bad actors' in U.S. food industry"

Star-Tribune | Bill McAuliffe

 

"A bill aimed at busting 'bad actors' among the nation's food producers and at establishing a Minnesota-style model for tracing the sources of foodborne illnesses could pass the U.S. Senate within weeks, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said Sunday.

The bill would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the ability to order mandatory recalls of food when a producer refuses to adhere to an FDA order. It would also increase FDA inspections at all food facilities and establish five regional centers where the Centers for Disease Control would work with local public health agencies to combat foodborne illnesses ... "

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