House Committee Passes Food Safety Bill

Law360, New York (June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has passed the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, which is intended to boost the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to monitor food production and imports.

The committee voted to pass H.R. 2749, which will now go to the entire House, on Wednesday.

“The legislation we are marking up represents a huge accomplishment for this committee,” said committee chairman Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif, in his opening statement at the hearing on the bill. “We stand...
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