This is what I like to call A Big F*cking Deal. This morning, the U.S. Senate passed a major overhaul of the country’s food safety system. And it only took a bunch of major recalls and deadly outbreaks to make it happen. This bill would give the FDA more power to crack down on unsafe food products before they sicken people.
Though the bill could still wither and die due to lame-duck-session lack of time, it’s still encouraging. The new measures would enable the FDA to to recall tainted foods, increase inspections, demand accountability from food companies and oversee farming.
You can read more here.