Farmers Slam Food Safety Bill In Congress

Law360, New York (July 16, 2009, 3:59 PM EDT) -- Speaking before a congressional panel Thursday, livestock and grain farmers protested a bill that would boost the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's ability to monitor food production and imports, saying it was unclear what the scope of the agency’s authority would be and whether smaller farmers would be adversely impacted.

A U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture hearing to review current issues on food safety focused mostly on the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, also known as H.R. 2749, which was approved in June...
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