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Eggs shouldn't be green.

Apparently green eggs also don't fall on the palate of the U.S. Senate.

The senate's approval of a Food Safety bill on Tuesday cries out for a stronger regulation of the country's foods, with the exception of meats, which is regulated by the USDA.

Eggs, turkey meat and peanut butter are just a few of this year's recalls.

Under current law, the agency can only request a recall but the recall can only be issued by the individual producer.

The approved bill would give more power to the U.S Food and Drug Administration by allowing it to also make the recalls, rather than just requesting them.

The delegation of power to the FDA could stop individual producers, who are aware of contaminated foods, from deliberately sending the contaminated foods to the shelves.

The bill also asks for stronger preventive control measures by manufacturers and heavier, more frequent facility inspections.

But would the bill, if made into law, be stronger than the current law?

You can read a summary of the bill here.

There are also many articles examining the issue.

What else could the bill cover that would make you feel safer about what's on your kitchen table tonight?

Let me know.