Food Safety Crime Bill Sent To Full Senate For Vote

Law360, New York (March 31, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee sent a bill to the Senate floor Thursday that would up criminal penalties for food safety violations, a measure Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., had hoped to include in food safety legislation signed into law in January.

The bill, S. 216, the Food Safety Accountability Act, passed the committee by a voice vote and would allow federal prosecutors to seek sentences of up to 10 years in jail for individuals or entities that knowingly contaminate the food supply with the intent to mislead,...
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