Senators Begin Overhaul Of US Food Safety System

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Members of a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday pledged swift, bipartisan action to enact legislation that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new authority and resources to track, detect and halt contaminated food coming from domestic and foreign suppliers.

FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg told members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that the proposed FDA Food Safety Modernization Act was a “major first step” toward modernizing the entire American food supply, potentially preventing millions of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths...
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