Make Our Food Safe

"FDA Prepares to Enact New Food-Safety Law"

"The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to enact provisions of the new food-safety bill that was passed by Congress in the waning days of 2010 and is expected to be signed into law Tuesday.

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Today, one out of six Americans gets sick from food-bourn illness each year with 128,000 people ending up in the hospital and 3,000 people dying every year," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Monday.

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Consumer, industry and a wide array of other groups that support the legislation will be lobbying Congress this year for the $1.4 billion, said Erik Olson, director of the Food and Consumer Safety Programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts ... "

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