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Obama administration takes action on food safety

July 8, 2009  By Reuters


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Obama administration takes action on food safety

The Obama administration on Tuesday ordered
tougher steps to curb salmonella and E.coli contamination of U.S. food
and created a post of deputy food commissioner to co-ordinate safety in
the wake of a major salmonella outbreak.

July 8, 2009, WASHINGTON – The Obama administration on Tuesday ordered
tougher steps to curb salmonella and E.coli contamination of U.S. food
and created a post of deputy food commissioner to co-ordinate safety in
the wake of a major salmonella outbreak.

The administration, concerned by delays in identifying the source of
the salmonella contamination that sickened more than 700 people in 46
states this year, also moved to revamp the tracing system to identify
origins of foodborne illnesses.
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