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Obama moves to make food safer

July 8, 2009 |  1:40 pm

Hardboiled-egg With scares over contamination of cookie dough, peanut butter, peppers and more still fresh in consumers' minds, the Obama administration has announced a plan to keep people safer from salmonella in eggs. The Times' Noam Levey answers some questions about the plan.

For one thing, most egg producers will have to test their poultry houses regularly. And eggs will need to be refrigerated soon after they are laid.

Vice President Joe Biden says these are just the first of many steps that will be taken.

-- Mary MacVean

Photo: Eric Boyd / Los Angeles Times