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"Durbin warns of cuts on food safety"

Belleville News Democrat | Will Buss

"GRANITE CITY -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said potential funding cuts that would help the nation's budget would come at the expense of safe food.

On Friday, the Senate majority leader told a group of culinary students at Southwestern Illinois College Sam Wolf Granite City Campus that a House-supported proposal would undermine his and other lawmakers' efforts earlier this year by halting or delaying reforms that were part of the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, which was signed into law in January.

'It's a step backwards at a time when we need more inspections,' said Durbin, D-Springfield..."

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