FDA Issues New Food Safety Rules

(NBC) The government will now have increased oversight of farms involved in the country’s food supply.

The rules come after several high-profile outbreaks. this year, a salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers killed four people.

In 2011 — several dozen died in a listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes.
Workers will need to be trained in hand washing and other basic hygiene. Irrigation water will also be monitored for harmful bacteria.

An estimated 1 in 6 Americans becomes sick with a food-borne illness each year.

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