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5,000 Americans Die Annually from Contaminated Foods and Beverages

5,000 Americans Die Annually from Contaminated Foods and Beverages

The AP (8/13, Freking) reports, "Each year, more than 300,000 Americans are hospitalized and 5,000 die after consuming contaminated foods and beverages. A bipartisan group of senators said Thursday they have reached agreement on legislation designed to enhance the safety of the nation's food supply," which "would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to order a food recall rather than merely request one. The agency would also increase the frequency of inspections at processing plants and other facilities." It "does not contain a proposal by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to ban...Bisphenol A from baby bottles, baby food and infant formula."

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