A day after a second Ohio woman's death was linked to peanut products, a U.S. senator proposed legislation that would allow federal officials to recall tainted foods and develop a national program to track contaminated products.

"Too many Ohioans are struggling to put food on their tables. They shouldn't also have to worry about the safety of that food," said Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

"This bill would give the federal government the tools it needs to better protect American consumers. ... Most importantly, it would save lives by ensuring a swift and thorough federal response to contamination outbreaks."

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