August 23rd, 2010
05:46 PM ET

Egg crisis may help food safety bill in Senate

Ted Barrett
CNN Congressional Producer

Supporters of a long stalled bill to bolster the safety of the nation's food supply are hoping the widening egg salmonella crisis will give them momentum to pass their bill in the Senate as early as next month.

The bipartisan bill would give new powers and resources to the Food and Drug Administration to crack down on risky food suppliers in the United States and abroad. For instance, in the current situation, the FDA could quickly order direct recalls of suspected eggs instead of relying on voluntary recalls by the manufacturers.

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  1. Danny

    what brands were recalled

    August 24, 2010 at 9:17 am |