President Obama signs food safety bill

New law overhauling nation's food safety system has backing of restaurant groups

President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday sweeping legislation intended to improve the nation's food safety system.

The law known as the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act was two years in the making and has the backing of both the National Restaurant Association and the National Council of Chain Restaurants.

The legislation represents the largest overhaul of the country’s food safety system in more than 70 years, supporters have

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