Make Our Food Safe

"FDA would boost food inspections under Senate bill"

Associated Press (Picked up by The Washington Post) | Mary Clare Jalonick

"WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration would have to step up inspections of food plants under legislation the Senate is expected to pass this week.

The bill, which has stalled in that chamber for more than a year, would give the FDA authority to order a recall of tainted products and would require food manufacturers and farms to follow stricter safety standards. At present, the agency must negotiate with sellers of tainted food to issue a voluntary recall..."

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