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Bill Aims At Beefing Up Food, Product Safety

Law360 (September 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Adding to a slew of attempts on Capitol Hill to address consumer concerns over food and product safety in the wake of numerous high-profile recalls, two senators have introduced legislation designed to pump up the power of regulators and safeguard consumers from tainted goods.

The Food and Product Responsibility Act of 2007, proposed by Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D-Ohio) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) last week would give the U.S. Food and Drug administration the power to authorize recalls of the products it regulates. The bill would...
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