Food Safety Legislation In Congress

Congress will also consider passing a law that would step-up food inspections.

The bill would give the food and drug administration the authority to order a recall of tainted products.

Currently the law requires the agency to negotiate with sellers of tainted food to issue a voluntary recall.

Supporters say the legislation is critical when following large-scale outbreaks of Salmonella and E-Coli.

The house must also act before the bill can become law.