Make Our Food Safe

"Answers to questions about the food-safety bill"

"The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010 is the first major overhaul of the Food and Drug Administration's food-safety provisions since 1938. Almost two years in the making, it was passed by the Senate on Tuesday by a vote of 73 to 25.

The legislation means rather than trying to figure out what foods made people sick, the FDA will seek to keep food from being contaminated in the first place, says Erik Olson, deputy director of the Pew Health Group..."

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