Obama Stresses Food Safety

President Obama has unveiled a plan to reform food safety laws and to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration, moves long sought by the food retailing industry. As supermarket operators have been buffeted by recall after recall most recently the ongoing peanut-product saga they have increasingly called for stronger food safety oversight. The most important goal of food retailers and

WASHINGTON — President Obama has unveiled a plan to reform food safety laws and to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration, moves long sought by the food retailing industry.

As supermarket operators have been buffeted by recall after recall — most recently the ongoing peanut-product saga — they have increasingly called for stronger food safety oversight.

“The most important goal of food retailers and wholesalers is to ensure the products they sell are safe — consume

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