Safe food

    Smuggled in along with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which passed the Senate today, is a provision authored by our own Senator Bob Casey that tries to protect Americans against smuggled food that circumvents the legal importing process.

    Casey’s provisions include the following:

    add personnel to detect, track and remove smuggled food
    call for the development and implementation of strategies to stop food from being smuggled into the United States
    require data sharing and coordination amongst federal agencies dealing with food safety and foodborne illnesses
    enhance public notification of recalled or smuggled food products

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