The Food and Drug Administration has proposed new food safety rules that should significantly reduce the number or foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States.
Produce farmers will have to ensure the water and soil they use are clean, and that measures are taken to prevent animals from entering the fields. Basic hygiene practices – like hand-washing – will be taught to workers.
My mama taught me to wash my hands when I was 3.
The FDA’s been around since 1906, and they’re just now figuring out that hygiene is a good idea.