Professor Sidney Shapiro takes on new federal regulation proposal in The Huffington Post
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December 16, 2010
A particularly revealing story in The Washington Post this weekend reported on a sordid tale of regulatory failure that may have helped contribute to this spring and summer’s outbreak of outbreak of egg-borne salmonella that sickened more than 1,900 people and led to the largest recall of eggs in U.S. history.
In an agonizing case of closing the chicken coop door after the tainted eggs had escaped, the FDA finally adopted a long-delayed regulation in July — two months after the outbreak — that might have helped prevent it. And this month Congress may give FDA new authority to regulate the safety of food in light of the salmonella case and other highly publicized outbreaks of food poisoning in the last few years.