Schumer Calls for FDA to Track Produce

NEW YORK - In response to the recent E. coli outbreaks, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for the Food and Drug Administration to launch a new produce tracking system.

NEW YORK - In response to the recent E. coli outbreaks, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for the Food and Drug Administration to launch a new produce tracking system. Under the program, every box of fresh produce would have a bar code that would contain information about the origin of the product. This would enable authorities to find out where else the produce was distributed in the event of an outbreak. The new system could cost several hundred million dollars in it

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