WASHINGTON D.C./GREENE COUNTY — United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced his introduction of the Safe and Fair Enforcement and Recall for (SAFER) Meat, Poultry, and Food Act that would give federal authorities new power to issue mandatory recalls of tainted food items. The announcement comes on the heels of recent E. coli outbreaks in Ohio and Michigan.

The proposed change is a continuation of the nation’s history of food safety reforms that began in the early 20th Century, sparked by novelist Upton Sinclair’s scathing expose of the meatpacking industry in “The Jungle,” Brown said.

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