What the Food Safety Modernization Act may mean for consumers

After several recent high-profile outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, a bill sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar has passed the Senate. The Food Safety Modernization Act gives the FDA the power to conduct a recall of contaminated foods and the ability to track an outbreak back to its source. The Minnesota Department of Health has been credited and used as a model for its success in tracking outbreaks, most recently seen in a salmonella-based egg recall.

University of Minnesota School of Public Health professor Craig Hedberg covers what these changes will mean to the consumer at the store and how we might see a change in the cost of the grocery bill soon.

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