Food safety rules have Georgia link

The U.S. Senate’s approval of new food safety rules Tuesday would give the FDA power to order food recalls, which are currently voluntary. The Wall Street Journal reports that House passage of the bill isn’t certain because of the tight schedule for the lame-duck session of Congress. Meanwhile, Bob Keefe in the AJC notes that President Obama called for the food safety overhaul in the wake of the 2008 salmonella outbreak linked to Peanut Corp. of America’s plants in Georgia and Texas.