On Thursday, July 30, the first major changes for food safety in 70 years was approved. This will give the Food and Drug Administration more authority to monitor the way food is grown, harvested and processed.
These new changes come after a battle with food-borne illnesses during the past two years that have involved food as diverse as spinach and cookie dough.
The new measure passed in the House with 283-142. After the August recess, the Senate is expected to take up their version. On Wednesday, President Obama endorsed the House bill.