Make Our Food Safe

"Senate expected to vote on food safety bill"

The Washington Post | Lyndsey Layton

"The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on legislation that would revamp food safety, give significant new authority to the Food and Drug Administration, and place new responsibilities on farmers and processors to keep food free from contamination. The Senate began debate on the measure Monday.

A version of the bill easily passed in the House more than a year ago but has languished in the Senate.Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) is pushing to get the bill passed before the lame-duck session ends in December.

House leaders have indicated that the House would accept the Senate version, avoiding the need to reconcile the bills ... "

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