Make Our Food Safe

"Food-safety bill snagged by money"

"Washington, D.C. - The tough fiscal times could make it difficult for the government to increase its oversight of food safety, even with new powers provided by a bill that Congress is rushing to finish in its lame-duck session.

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The bill 'will give FDA a real shot in the arm in terms of significant new authorities to protect the food supply,' said Erik Olson, deputy director of the Pew Health Group.

'Obviously funding is going to be tight, but there is a lot of industry and other support for making sure FDA has sufficient resources' to implement the regulations, he said ... "

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