Bipartisan Bill Aims To Revamp Food Safety System

Law360, New York (March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- U.S. lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday to revamp the food safety system at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the wake of one of the largest food recalls in history.

The bill, if passed, would increase the number of inspections the FDA conducts at food facilities, give regulators greater access to company records and testing results, and allow the agency to recall dangerous food products on its own if a company refuses.

Lawmakers said the scope of the recent salmonella outbreak involving tainted peanut products...
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