Foodborne Illness Victims Ask Obama for Progress on Food Safety Law

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 48 million Americans are sickened by foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria like E. coli.

Landmark food safety legislation enacted by President Obama in 2011 could prevent many of these cases — but the administration still hasn't released the draft rules necessary for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement the law. 

Foodborne illness victim Haylee Bernstein and her mother, Rita, speak out about the importance of funding the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. 

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