Getting With the Program

The Food Safety Modernization Act is here, requiring food retailers, wholesalers and suppliers to step up their safety practices

On Jan. 4, President Obama signed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, the first major reform of the nation's food safety laws since 1938.

Supported for the most part by the food industry's trade groups, the bipartisan legislation gives the Food and Drug Administration more authority to oversee a food supply chain that has been wracked by a number of high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness inv

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