Senate Food Safety Bill Aims To Fix Recall System

Law360, New York (February 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- An Ohio senator has sponsored a new bill that would enhance federal food safety standards by setting up a nationwide food-tracking system and allowing the federal government to issue mandatory recalls of contaminated goods.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, introduced the Food Safety and Tracking Improvement Act on Thursday in response to the massive salmonella outbreak that has already caused nine deaths and sickened more than 600 people. The bill would amend the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, Federal Meat Inspection Act and other food safety...
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