"Like a fallen eater rising from the mat after a nasty case of food poisoning, the food safety bill staggered back to life yesterday. On Wednesday, the House essentially passed the most recent Senate version of the bill -- but it did so as as part of a larger bill to fund the federal government for the next several months. Now the whole package heads to the Senate.
Confused? Well, the much-abused food-safety bill -- hotly (and OK, lengthily) debated on Grist in our recent Food Fight series -- came down with a serious case of drama last week. After finally coming to a vote on the Senate floor, the bill passed by a margin of 3-to-1."