Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed new rules to prevent foodborne illnesses. Foodborne illnesses are common in the United States; ever year one in six people suffer from a foodborne illness.

The first rule would require makers of food sold in the United States whether produced at a foreign- or domestic-based facility, to develop a formal plan for preventing their food products from causing foodborne illness.

The second proposed rule would establish enforceable safety standards for the production and harvesting of produce on farms. Farms would have to adhere to science- and risk-based standards for the safe production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables.

The FDA is asking the public to comment on the proposed rules.

If you or a loved one has contracted a foodborne illness due to the negligent actions of another, you may have grounds for legal action. Contact a food poisoning lawyer at The Eichholz Law Firm to explore your legal options.

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