The strand of E. coli responsible for the food-borne illness outbreak in Germany is rare and deadly.
A string of new investigations of dangerous food products suggests that China's food safety reform has not been effective enough.
New, stricter standards placed on the chicken and turkey industries are predicted to prevent 25,000 cases of foodborne illness a year.
As consumers and the government call for safer food, food traceability systems make it possible to see a product's path from farm to table.
The FDA was awarded over $4 billion in funding to help pay for its food safety programs, while the USDA experienced budget cuts.
The Centers for Disease Control reported dozens of confirmed illnesses from a strain of E. coli bacteria found in wholesale romaine lettuce.
A final vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act has been further delayed so the Senate can instead focus on financial regulatory reform.
There have been at least 12 cases in two days of illness due to contaminated raw milk in the Midwest.