Does that source break down where such infections and deaths not just occur but begin? If the 73000 are the direct result of negligence on the part of commercial or corporate enterprises, then yes, nail them to the barndoor, and I'll be there with my hammer. If, however, those 73000 started at home, where does personal responsibility come into play? Last thing I would ever want to see is some beaurocratic lab technician rummaging in my pantry, fridge and cabinets mandating in triplicate the very things I would hope to have the common sense to know. And if one showed up, funded by my taxes, I would need medical care to get my boot removed from their buttox.
As Grinch said though, that bill is primarily about food labeling standards across the board, since some states differ in what is required. Here I was thinking the ordinances passed in the early-mid 90's was sufficient to stem the tide of all the dietary items claiming things which were not strictly true, like calling something 'sugar-free', meaning 'sucrose free', and using 3 or 4 other sweeteners, natural and artificial, as replacements. Or low-fat and not being below the required percentage of fat per serving.
One thing I'd like to see changed is those pesky 'serving sizes'. Bag of Oreos, serving size 3 cookies. Who in blazes only eats 3 cookies aside from pathological control freaks? Me, I snag a stack of about 7 or 10...I generally don't count but measure the stack by handfuls. For cans of soda, some still call that 2 servings for a 12-oz can. Ok, so how many people out there drink exactly 6 fluid ounces and places the rest in the fridge for another drink 6 hours later?
Least they could do with 'serving sizes' is at least pretend to be realistic.