House Farm Bill Would Impose Hurdles For Food Safety Law

Law360, New York (July 12, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT) -- The farm bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday would block the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from enforcing a 2011 food safety overhaul until it analyzed the law's financial impact on farms and other businesses.

Tucked inside the 608-page piece of legislation, which was passed by a 216-208 vote with no Democratic support, is a provision that could further delay the rollout of the Food Safety Modernization Act. A federal judge recently ordered the FDA to propose the rules outlined in the law by...
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