U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) have introduced the Safe Food Act of 2019, “which would create a single, independent food safety agency.” In addition, the proposed law would “[r]equire full food traceability to better identify sources of outbreaks” and “[s]trengthen oversight of foreign food facilities and improve food import inspections.” The proposal echoes similar legislation the pair proposed in 1999.

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