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Could new food safety legislation save your life?

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Baby chicks at R&B Acres, a farm in Oregon, Wis., that supplies free-range chickens to consumers through the help of Local Dirt, a national online marketplace for local food. Jay Field for NPR

The Senate did get something done yesterday... it passed a landmark food safety bill. Described as one of the biggest overhauls of food safety laws since the 1930's, the bill gives the FDA power to recall contaminated food. Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation" and co-producer of "Food Inc.", joins us to discuss the new legislation.

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