Senators reach agreement on food safety bill


This is good news for food safety, but it’s unfortunate it came too late to prevent the salmonella outbreak.
The AP (8/13, Freking) reports, “A bipartisan group of senators said Thursday they have reached agreement on legislation designed to enhance the safety of the nation’s food supply,” which “would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to order a food recall rather than merely request one. The agency would also increase the frequency of inspections at processing plants and other facilities.” It “does not contain a proposal by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to ban…Bisphenol A from baby bottles, baby food and infant formula.”