Make Our Food Safe
11/15/2010

"Senate poised to act on food safety"

The Packer | Tom Karst

"The Senate appears poised to act on food safety legislation this week, but questions remain about the fate of a controversial amendment that would exempt some small operations.

A year after the Senate Health Education and Labor Committee passed S. 510, the full Senate is expected to take up the bill after what is expected to be a successful cloture vote on Nov. 17, said Sandra Eskin, director of the Food Safety Campaign for The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington, D.C.

'We’re cautiously optimistic,' Eskin said. 'They are trying to resolve any outstanding issues on the Tester amendment but we have been told there will be a cloture vote on Wednesday...'"

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