Issue Date: February 26, 2007
Food Safety Agency Bill Introduced
On Feb. 14, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.) reintroduced the Safe Food Act, which would establish a single food safety agency to supplant the food safety functions of FDA, USDA, and 13 other agencies operating under 30 food laws. The Food Safety Administration to be created under the bill would have several major responsibilities: regular, but random, risk-based inspection of all food processing plants; increased oversight . . .
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