Egg Hatching: Will the Salmonella Scare Finally Result in Passage of New Food Regulation?

We have previously reported on the Food Safety Modernization Act — http://www.wcmlaw.com/blog/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=661. Conventional wisdom held that, in this election year, the Act was unlikely to make it out of Congress for a signature by the President. The recent salmonella egg recall (http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/business/101258889.html) — which apparently arises out of a company with a history of violations (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/21/AR2010082102822.html) — might change that. Political pressure for Congress to address the Act is mounting — http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2010/08/24/112696.htm. And, of course, class action lawsuits arising out of the egg recall are also hatching — http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202470887062&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1.

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