After the recall of more than 500 million eggs from a salmonella outbreak this summer, food safety advocates and survivors of foodborne illness will call for the U.S. Senate to pass a bill that has been in limbo since last year.
The groups will release a report Wednesday afternoon detailing the food recalls that have occurred since the U.S. House of Representatives passed Food and Drug Administration reform legislation in July 2009.
Since then, the bill has been awaiting action in the Senate.
Advocacy groups and survivors will call on the Senate to pass the bill (S. 510) when the Senate reconvenes.
The proposed Food Safety Enhancement Act covers many aspects of food safety, including better preventive control measures by manufacturers, more frequent inspections of facilities, and greater FDA authority over recalls.