Food Safety Bill Gains Ground

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate has reached a tentative agreement on The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and the bill now appears likely to pass when Congress reconvenes in September. Originally introduced in March 2009, the bill would give the Food and Drug Administration additional resources to hire new inspectors, and would require the agency to inspect farms and food production facilities more frequently.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has reached a tentative agreement on The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and the bill now appears likely to pass when Congress reconvenes in September.

Originally introduced in March 2009, the bill would give the Food and Drug Administration additional resources to hire new inspectors, and would require the agency to inspect farms and food production facilities more frequently. The bill would also give the agency the authority to deny entry to th

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