New Bills Expand FDA Power

New legislation introduced in Congress last week seeks to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's ability to monitor food safety. The measures one bill that was introduced in the Senate and another that was expected late last week in the House follow recent calls from major industry associations for a stronger FDA following a series of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. Recent outbreaks,

WASHINGTON — New legislation introduced in Congress last week seeks to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's ability to monitor food safety.

The measures — one bill that was introduced in the Senate and another that was expected late last week in the House — follow recent calls from major industry associations for a stronger FDA following a series of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses.

“Recent outbreaks, recalls and food-safety scares have revealed weaknesses in o

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