From Decatur television station WAND:
DECATUR, Ill (WAND)- Senator Dick Durbin, (D) Illinois, is sponsoring legislation to establish a new Food Safety Administration taking away food inspections from the FDA.
“The FDA is failing to uphold its basic food safety responsibilities,” Durbin stated. “Over the past decade the number of inspections it performed have fallen by nearly 60%. A 60% decline in inspections in the last decade.”
Durbin’s legislation would establish a new Food Safety Administration. It would be run by food safety experts who are focused on protecting the nations food supply.