KUOW_NPR_4C.jpgPresident Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act last January. It gives the FDA stronger authority to issue mandatory food recalls and to oversee facilities that grow, clean and sell our nation’s food. It’s also largely unfunded. Local attorney Bill Marler was instrumental in getting the Food Safety Modernization Act passed. He represented victims of the E. coli outbreak at Jack in the Box, which sickened 750 people and killed four children. KUOW’s Steve Scher talks with Bill Marler and journalist Jeff Benedict, author of “Poisoned,” about the past, present and future of food safety. Listen to interview here.