Whistleblower Protection In The New Food Safety Bill

Law360 (December 2, 2010, 1:43 PM EST) -- On Nov. 30, the U.S. Senate passed S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which imposes stricter food safety standards and grants the U.S. Food and Drug Administration greater authority to regulate tainted food. The FMSA was prompted in part by numerous instances of fatal food contamination that revealed insufficient regulation and oversight of food production, including outbreaks of contaminated peanuts, eggs and produce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that there are 76 million cases of foodborne disease each year in the United States, 5,000 of which result in death.

To ensure that workers can disclose food...

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