Senators propose more authority for FDA in food safety

WASHINGTON In the wake of one of the largest foodborne illness outbreaks in U.S. history, two senators have introduced a bipartisan bill they say will help the Food and Drug Administration protect the country’s food supply.

Sponsored by Sens. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act would provide the federal agency with a range of new authorities, tools and resources to help strengthen its ability to address food supply

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