Industry welcomes efforts to strengthen U.S. food safety laws

Restaurant industry members — who stayed out of the headlines during the recent salmonella outbreak that led to nine deaths and caused nearly 700 people to fall ill — are enthusiastically embracing recently unveiled efforts to toughen the nation’s food safety laws.

President Barack Obama, prompted by the enormity of the outbreak, said in mid-March he would create a designated group to advise him on ways to strengthen the country’s food safety laws and inspection capabi

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