The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011

Congress has enacted a new law to further protect the food we eat. Antonio Neves explores this impact on food safety and nutrition.


  1. Explain what the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 allows the FDA to do regarding 80% of our food supply.
  2. Describe what kind of food borne bacteria caused an outbreak of food poisoning in 2010. Where did it start?
  3. According to FDA Press Officer, Stephanie Yao, the law 'came to fruition' because of representation from three groups. What were the three groups and can you predict if they will all continue to agree on the implementation of this law?



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