Recently 170 million infected eggs were recalled from 14 states after more than 1,200 people suffered from salmonella enteritidis in the United States. New Food and Drug Administration monitoring and safety requirements ironically went into effect last month--too late to prevent the outbreak.
The enormous egg recall may have stimulated the Senate to act on comprehensive food safety legislation. The bill would set up systems to trace food from farm to table, making it easier to identify infected products, and it would give the FDA power to mandate a recall.
Want to know whether your eggs have been recalled? Check out http://www.foodsafety.gov/.