Politics & Government

November 30, 2010

Food safety bill: Spinach gets new oversight, but not beef

Months after her 2-year-old son died from eating a fast-food hamburger tainted with E. coli in January 1993, Diana Nole of Gig Harbor, Wash., went to Capitol Hill and asked Congress to overhaul the nation's food-safety laws. Now Congress could be on the verge of passing a sweeping measure that Nole and others say is a "step forward" but falls short.

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