Lawmakers Seek Funds For New Food Safety School

Law360, New York (May 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Michigan lawmakers have introduced legislation in both chambers of Congress to establish extensive new training programs for state and local food safety inspectors, in response to growing concerns about inspectors' ability to catch urgent contamination issues following several recent nationwide food product recalls.

Reps. Mark Schauer, D-Mich., and Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., unveiled a bill Thursday to open a national Food Protection Training Institute in Battle Creek, Mich., which they say will provide food safety inspection training to...
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