Senate Passes Historic Food Safety Legislation

Law360, New York (November 30, 2010, 4:41 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday signed off on long-stalled legislation designed to overhaul food safety regulation and beef up the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s power to police producers domestically and abroad, which experts say could transform the FDA from a reactive to a proactive food regulator.

Despite numerous delays and setbacks over the last year, S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, passed with relatively strong bipartisan support, by a vote of 73-25.

“Our food safety system has not been updated in almost a...
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