Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 4, 2011

obama-signing.jpgStatement by the Press Secretary

On Tuesday, January 04, 2011, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2751, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act,” which modernizes the food safety system to better prevent food-borne illness and better respond to outbreaks.

I must admit, given that 48,000,000 of us get a foodborne illness yearly, signing this bill without much fan-fair was a bit odd.