Poll: Americans Want Food Safety Bill 'Now'

YONKERS, N.Y. – A full 80% of Americans want new food safety legislation passed quickly, a Consumers Union poll shows.

YONKERS, N.Y. — A full 80% of Americans want new food safety legislation passed quickly, a Consumers Union poll shows.

A food safety bill — the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act — has passed the U.S. House but is stalled in the Senate. The proposed legislation would give the U.S. Food & Drug Administration the power to recall food when it posed a danger to health and safety, and it would require the agency to inspect all high-risk food processors at least once a year.

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