Ga. Moves Closer to Adopting Food Safety Changes

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is poised to become the first state to
require food makers to quickly alert state inspectors if their
internal tests show their products are tainted.

The proposed regulations would require the food processors to report the results within 24 hours. The bill has moved quickly through the Georgia Legislature in the wake of a salmonella outbreak that originated in a south Georgia peanut processing plant.

The House unanimously passed the changes Wednesday. The Senate
adopted a similar proposal earlier. The chambers will now hash out
minor differences and plan to send a final version soon to Gov. Sonny Perdue.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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