Congress Passes New Food Safety Bill


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The Food Safety Modernization Act was recently passed by Congress at the end of December 2010 in an effort to reduce the number of people that are sick, hospitalized or die from foodborne illnesses each year. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “about 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne illnesses.”

Under the new bill, the FDA hopes that by holding everyone in “today’s global food chain” responsible and accountable for controlling hazards that can cause foodborne illnesses, foodborne illness can be prevented and reduced.

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