FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Passes U.S. Senate

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On November 30, 2010, the U.S. Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the goal of which is to keep unsafe foods from reaching American consumers. The bill will significantly expand the regulatory powers of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a more stringent version of the legislation. The Senate's version, for example, includes an amendment exempting small farmers and those who sell food at farm stands and farmers' markets. As the "lame duck" 111th Congress nears its end on January 3, 2011, President Obama has appealed to the House to act quickly to reconcile the two bills. House Democratic leaders have indicated they are considering avoiding the time-consuming conference process by trying to pass the Senate's version through the House. Both versions of the legislation will...

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Topics:  FDA, Food Safety, FSMA

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