It’s been quite a week for food safety! Tuesday, the senate approved the largest overhaul of food safety legislation in 70 years. If passed, the Food Safety Modernization Act, will grant the Food and Drug Administration the power to protect citizens by recalling tainted foods, increasing inspections of food companies, and overseeing farming.
Here are two of the infographics produced in reaction to this debate.
Vanessa Dennis of PBS NewsHour created this inforgraphic to help us understand what foods have had the largest number of E. Coli and Salmonella outbreaks over the past four years.
This is a screenshot of an interactive map from the New York Times that visualizes how each state voted. The website allows you to dig deeper through filtered searches by State and political affiliation.