FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules

    The Food and Drug Administration is out with a cornucopia of new regulations designed to prevent outbreaks of food borne illnesses. It’s all in an effort to make the U.S. food supply safer.

    FOX News Radio’s Mike Majchrowitz reports from Washington DC:

    They’re being called the biggest improvement in food safety rules in 70 years. The FDA’s proposed new rules require farms and food processors to tighten their safety controls. The National Farmers Union’s Chandler Goule says this should help restore consumer confidence.

    Goule: “This bill is actually going to be granting the FDA many of the authorities it needed to make the food system even more safe.”

    Caroline Smith DeWaal with the Center for Science in the Public Interest only wishes they had come sooner.

    DeWaal: “It took them a long time to clear the White House and other agencies that were reviewing them.”

    Other regulations still being drafted would cover things like recalls and imported foods.

    In Washington, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.