FDA Tackles Food Safety As Funding Remains Uncertain

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 7:06 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has started work implementing a sweeping new food safety bill that President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday, while controversy over funding for the $1.4 billion measure continues to swirl.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius highlighted the importance of funding in a conference call with reporters Monday amid warnings from Republicans that the measure would face scrutiny when lawmakers return to session Wednesday.

"This change will not happen overnight, and it is still essential that Congress provides...
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