Livestock operations with lettuce fields as neighbors may soon be getting visits, welcome or not, from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, plans to introduce the Expanded Food Safety Inspection Act. Her bill gives FDA the power to chase down the source of pathogen contamination no matter where it goes.

Three powerful activist organizations, Consumer Reports, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, and the Consumer Federation of America, endorse the Gillibrand bill.

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