Bill Aims To Give FDA Power To Recall Tainted Food

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In response to a series of foodborne illness scares, two U.S. lawmakers have unveiled a bill that would for the first time give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to recall contaminated food.

Reps. Adam Putnam, R-Fla., and Jim Costa, D-Calif., introduced the legislation Thursday, which also seeks to implement new safety rules for domestically produced and imported food to identify and prevent potential sources of foodborne illness.

The bill, titled the Safe Food Enforcement, Assessment, Standards and Targeting Act, or Safe FEAST Act,...
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