Our nation's food safety system was designed over a century ago and was appropriate for a world in which most of our food was grown and processed domestically. Believing that it is important to modernize our nation's food safety system in light of an increasingly global food supply, Senator Burr teamed up with a bipartisan group of Senators to help shape S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
Summary of S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Recent outbreaks of food-borne illness and nationwide recalls of contaminated food from both domestic and foreign sources highlight the need to modernize and strengthen our nation's food safety system. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is a bipartisan plan that provides new tools and updates food safety standards to ensure the safety of our food supply. To read a summary and full text of the bill click here.