Senate Supports New Scrutiny For Seafood Imports

Law360, New York (August 5, 2009, 2:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate has approved a measure directing the Food and Drug Administration to study its seafood import inspection infrastructure and supply chains most vulnerable to contamination in order to fortify its ability to keep tainted foreign seafood products from reaching U.S. consumers.

The amendment, sponsored by Sen. David Vitter, R-La., was approved unanimously on Tuesday and added to the Senate's Fiscal Year 2010 Agriculture, Rural Development and FDA Appropriations Bill, which passed later that day by a vote of 80-17.

If enacted, the measure calls...
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