Senate Delays Vote on Food Safety Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate leaders said Thursday they would not take up the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act before the November elections.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate leaders said Thursday they would not take up the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act before the November elections.

The measure, which would have provided additional resources for the FDA to conduct inspections and expand its powers to oversee food safety, was widely supported by food retailers and others in the industry.

Leslie G. Sarasin, president and chief executive officer, Food Marketing Institute, Arlington, Va.,

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