House Bill Aims To Improve Import Safety

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Adding to a growing pile of proposed legislation targeting public fears over product safety, a new House bill aims to reduce the number of food and product recalls that affect consumers.

Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., introduced the Food Product and Safety Act this week, a companion measure to a Senate bill introduced last year by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bob Casey, D-Pa.

The legislation would establish a program run by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection requiring distributors to show that they have the financial...
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