"President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday new food safety regulations that are the biggest change to industry oversight in more than 70 years as Republicans vowed to fight the cost.
The $1.4 billion bill, passed by Congress last month, will affect Michigan's $25 billion food processing industry by giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration more authority to police domestic producers and food that is imported from 150 countries.
It sets aside resources for more inspections and gives the agency the ability to order recalls of tainted products. Until now, recalls were the voluntary action of a food processor. The law also requires most food companies to develop hazard prevention plans..."