Make Our Food Safe
10/26/2010

"US food safety overhaul in legislative limbo"

CMAJ News | Nancy Benac

 

"If there was any silver lining to the salmonella outbreak that led to the largest egg recall in United States history over the summer, it was hope that the incident would spur Congress to push through long-delayed legislation to overhaul the nation's food safety system.

Even that wasn't enough to dislodge the bill, although it has bipartisan support in Congress and backing from consumer, business and food industry groups.

Convoluted rules allowed one senator to block passage of the bill before legislators recessed last month. Supporters nonetheless are optimistic that the legislation will win approval during a lame-duck session after the November midterm elections..."

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