Democracy Now: Health Groups File Suit to Enforce Food Safety Law


Two health and environment groups have filed a lawsuit accusing the federal government of failing to implement a new food safety law that could save the lives of thousands of people. The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Environmental Health say government officials have repeatedly missed deadlines for issuing regulations required by the Food Safety Modernization Act. The groups are seeking a court order that would require the Food and Drug Administration and the Office of Management and Budget to force mandatory enforcement of the law. More than 3,000 people die a year from food poisoning in the United States, and millions more get sick. The law was enacted last year after contaminated food led to several outbreaks of illnesses nationwide.

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~ by wheresthemic on August 30, 2012.

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