The passage of the Food Safety Enhancement Act is drawing praises from U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. The act gives the Food and Drug Administration new powers to protect children and families from contaminated food. Clyburn says the measure comes at an important time. ” The House passed legislation that will fundamentally change the way we protect the safety of our food supply.”
Clyburn pointed out that over the last several years, Americans have seen an increase in food-bourne illnesses which demonstrate that there is a widespread problem with our current food protection system. Clyburn says the legislation signals to Americans that they can once again have faith in the quality and safety of their food.