"Senate Food Safety Bill Leaves Out Meat, Eggs"

"Months after her 2-year-old son died from eating a fast-food hamburger tainted with E. coli in January 1993, Diana Nole of Gig Harbor, Wash., went to Capitol Hill and asked Congress to overhaul the nation's food-safety laws.

Now Congress could be on the verge of passing a sweeping measure that Nole and others say is a 'step forward' but falls short of what's truly needed.

...The measure does nothing to sort out the overlapping jurisdictions among the FDA and other federal agencies that regulate food safety. The new bill doesn't cover meat, poultry and eggs because the Department of Agriculture regulates them."

Les Blumenthal reports for McClatchy Newspapers November 30, 2010.

SEE ALSO:

"Food Safety Bill, Just Passed in Senate, in Jeopardy on Technical Flaw" (Los Angeles Times)

Landrieu Gets Oyster Regs Out of Food Safety Bill (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"GOP May Block Food Safety Bill" (Washington Post)

Thursday, December 2, 2010