Groups Balk at Safety Bill

WASHINGTON Produce groups that had long supported the Food Safety Modernization Act have now taken exception to language that would exempt small farms and business. Debate on the bill, Senate Bill 510, which provides additional resources to the Food and Drug Administration for policing food safety among other changes designed to enhance food safety, was scheduled to continue this week. The House version

WASHINGTON — Produce groups that had long supported the Food Safety Modernization Act have now taken exception to language that would exempt small farms and business.

Debate on the bill, Senate Bill 510, which provides additional resources to the Food and Drug Administration for policing food safety among other changes designed to enhance food safety, was scheduled to continue this week. The House version passed last year.

Both the Produce Marketing Association and the

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