I will always stand up for the rights of cheesemakers to produce raw milk product. That doesn't mean I'm concurrently endorsing foodborne illness epidemics or food safety anarchy.
The system to prevent contaminated food from ever getting as far as the kitchen table failed. That's why I led the Senate in passing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
During last week's Food Safety Senate debate, Senator Coburn said "We've got the safest food in the world because we've got the best legal system in the world!" I nearly fainted.