According to Jane Zhang of the Wall Street Journal, "the issue of food safety is also gaining attention on the campaign trail. Tuesday, Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, introduced legislation that, among other things, aims to identify the needs of state health departments and increase the sharing of information among public-health and regulatory agencies."  I have been unable to find a link to the legislation.  I assume he did do it.

Perhaps he has been reading my posts between waffles:

It is time for politicians to notice that consumers are less and less confident in our food supply

Tainted Food: How To Combat Food Poisoning in the United States? Mr. McCain, Mr. Obama, are You Paying Attention?

Obama – Where is the Beef?

As I have said before, with 76,000,000 million Americans being sickened, 325,000 hospitalized and at least 5,000 deaths every year due to food poisoning, I am sure that politicians can not avoid this issue.