We have previously reported on the Food Safety Modernization Act -- <a href="http://www.wcmlaw.com/blog/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=661.">http://www.wcmlaw.com/blog/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=661.</a> Conventional wisdom held that, in this election year, the Act was unlikely to make it out of Congress for a signature by the President. The recent salmonella egg recall (<a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/business/101258889.html">http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/business/101258889.html</a>) -- which apparently arises out of a company with a history of violations (<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/21/AR2010082102822.html">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/21/AR2010082102822.html</a>) -- might change that. Political pressure for Congress to address the Act is mounting -- <a href="http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2010/08/24/112696.htm.">http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2010/08/24/112696.htm.</a> And, of course, class action lawsuits arising out of the egg recall are also hatching -- <a href="http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202470887062&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1.">http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202470887062&slreturn=1&hbxlogin=1.</a>
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