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Bill for Safe Food Act seeks to consolidate federal oversight

5 monthes ago   |   By Food Safety

Citing fragmented food safety oversight, which is split up between 15 federal agencies, two lawmakers want Congress to scrap the current system and the ineffective laws that regulate it.
The Safe Food Act could weave the patchwork system “where no single voice guides industry, retailers and consumers” into a seamless force for safer food in the United States according to sponsors, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT. The pair introduced similar legislation in 1999.
Senate co-sponsors this time around include, as of June 26, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, Richard...
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