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Gillibrand Pushes Bill Expanding FDA Food Authority Amid E. Coli Scare

By Kelly Lienhard
November 22, 2019 at 12:50 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a bill on Thursday (Nov. 21) that would boost the government’s ability to find the origin of foodborne illnesses by giving FDA authority to oversee concentrated animal feeding operations, coming amid another E. coli outbreak linked to romaine Lettuce. Animal feedlots have been thought to be breeding grounds for pathogens leading to foodborne illnesses, according to Consumer Reports. However, FDA investigators need permission to enter CAFO lots and have been denied access in the past...


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