"WASHINGTON - Knowing where your food comes from should be as easy as swiping a bar code - and in some cases, it already is. Soon, the Food and Drug Administration will make it mandatory for food producers and packagers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says each year, one in six Americans get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 people are hospitalized and 3,000 people die.
On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act - the largest overhaul of our food system since 1938. Prevention and traceability are key components..."