There have been at least 1,000 cases of salmonella poisoning linked to eggs from Wright County Egg and Hillandale farms. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told NBC's Today Show that more recalls can be expected as the agency tries to trace
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Hamburg called for additional resources for her agency and the FDA's need for greater ability to trace products back to their source to identify how contamination occurred and what products are at risk. She said Congress should pass pending legislation that would provide her agency with greater enforcement power, and proactive measure to keep the food supply safe. We couldn't agree more.
Today, in a press release, Consumers Union repeated the call for the U.S. Senate to pass S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. "The contamination of eggs underlines that we urgently need improvements in the way FDA regulates the safety of food," says Jean Halloran, director of food-policy initiatives for Consumers Union. Halloran recently appeared on CNBC to speak about the issue and the safety of our food supply.