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"Senate coughs up $50 million for FDA food safety efforts"

National Journal | Lara Seligman

"Senate appropriators cut the budget for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday, leaving meat inspection funding flat, but added $50 million for the Food and Drug Administration to staff up with a few food-safety inspectors.

The Senate Appropriations bill provides $19.78 billion for USDA for fiscal 2012, a decrease of $138 million from this year. It gives FDA $2.497 billion, up from $2.447 billion in fiscal 2011..."

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