Food Safety Act To Become Law

By: News 10
By: News 10

President Obama will sign the Food Safety Modernization Act into law Tuesday morning.

It will give the FDA the power to force mandatory recalls when foodborne illness or other hazards are found in the U.S. food supply.

There have been many major food outbreaks over the past few years, including ones involving spinach and peanut products.

Companies linked to the outbreaks usually recall their products voluntarily but the new law will give the FDA the power to mandate recalls.

The government's power will extend to food that comes from foreign countries as well.


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  • by Thomas Jeffferson Location: USA on Jan 5, 2011 at 04:44 PM
    If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, 1781 ~
  • by Thomas Jefferson Location: United States on Jan 5, 2011 at 02:46 PM
    If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” ~ Thomas Jefferson, 1781 ~
  • by Mary Jane Location: Jackson on Jan 5, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    Sometimes I wonder if any of the commentors here bother to read the WILX house rules. You are all very rude to each other.
  • by Arch Location: Lansing on Jan 4, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    Were you too busy to get a high-school education and use proper grammar and punctuation, Dan? It's the same water used to make tea. Maybe that explains the insanity of that party! Thanks for connecting the dots for me, Dan.
  • by dan on Jan 4, 2011 at 01:54 PM
    Keep drinking the fluoride in the water Arch. Your probably to busy to know whats going on. Not your fault.
  • by Arch Location: Lansing on Jan 4, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    Oh, shut up Anonymous! Wait until you get E. coli and you can't talk because you can't get up off your toilet because you're glued to it from the poorly-inspected food you bought. Someone tries to help, you see it as control. Moron.
  • by non anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    Say goodbye to the small organic farmers trying to compete with the big agricultural companies. Have fun eating "what THEY want you to eat". Watch your natural herbal supplements become "Prescription drugs". They don't care about you or your health. This is bad.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 at 08:03 AM
    wait till you arent allowed to grow a garden full of veggies, because of regulations, wait till the Farmers markets that we all look forward too in the warm weather are no longer allowed to sell fruits and veggies... One more way the Govt will overstep its boundries. You ppl who like Govt Rule are getting exactly what ya want..the govt to tell us what to do , what to eat, and when we can eat.next it will be telling us, What time to eat.
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