The New York Times ran an interesting editorial today about the proposed Food Safety Enhancement Act.

While the FDA is in charge of protecting our country’s supply, it is currently only allowed to try to convince a food manufacturing facility to voluntarily recall products after people have become ill.
The proposed legislation would help give the FDA more power and responsibility to prevent outbreaks like the Salmonella typhimurium outbreak in peanut butter and peanut-containing products in 2009.
Update: It passed! Read more here and here.

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