Food Safety Regulations Overhauled by Senate

November 30, 2010

One too many bad eggs for The Senate. Not the Senators themselves necessarily, but bad eggs getting through the US food-safety system. Oh, and unsafe poultry, bad peanut butter and spinach too. Recalls of tainted food that sickened thousands, finally led major food makers to join consumer advocates in demanding stronger governmental oversight.

And that’s what led to Tuesday’s 73-25 passing of sweeping overhaul that strengthens the Food and Drug Administration in hopes of cracking down on unsafe foods before they harm people rather than after outbreaks occur.

Read more in the The New York Times article.