Food Safety Bill Passes Senate, Then Stalls

WASHINGTON After lurching through Congress for more than a year, a sweeping food-safety bill widely supported by food retailers finally passed the Senate last week before getting tripped up by a technicality. The Senate passed the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act by a 73-25 vote, but because the Senate version contains fees that are considered tax provisions, which are supposed

WASHINGTON — After lurching through Congress for more than a year, a sweeping food-safety bill widely supported by food retailers finally passed the Senate last week before getting tripped up by a technicality.

The Senate passed the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act by a 73-25 vote, but because the Senate version contains fees that are considered tax provisions, which are supposed to originate in the House, the bill has stalled while legislators try to

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