Food Safety Bill May Put Too Much On FDA's Plate

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 6:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has signed off on a bill to overhaul how the Food and Drug Administration regulates and tracks food safety throughout supply chains, but experts are asking whether the FDA has the resources to pull off the ambitious new plan.

The Food Safety Enhancement Act, which passed the House on Thursday in a 283-142 vote, proposes broad new powers for the FDA, giving it the authority to issue mandatory recalls, implement a risk-based inspection agenda, access and track information about food as...
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