Food safety looms large on Capitol Hill, campaign trail

Food safety looms large on Capitol Hill, campaign trail

WASHINGTON —Prompted by calls for stricter food safety standards from the foodservice industry and even presidential candidates, federal lawmakers here have introduced a bipartisan bill that many see as a way to better protect the U.S. food supply.

The Safe Food Enforcement, Assessment, Standards and Targeting Act of 2008, or “The Safe FEAST Act,” would establish new safety requirements for domestically produced and imported foods that proponents say would i

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