Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is proposing a federal law that would force grocery stores to notify shoppers about food recalls.
Gillibrand said Sunday that under her bill, stores that sell recalled food would be required to post notices in the store, call customers or use coupon technology to alert customers who bought the tainted product.
Eggs from two Iowa farms were linked to as many as 1,500 cases of salmonella poisoning last month, and the companies have recalled more than half a billion eggs.
This past week, milk sold in five Northeastern states was recalled because it might not have been properly pasteurized.
The New York Democrat says that under her bill, the federal Food and Drug Administration would be required to publish a user-friendly list of contaminated products online.
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