House Passes Food Safety Bill, Raising Powers of F.D.A.

New York Times Article on passage of Food Safety Legislation (by William Neuman) – Includes multimedia link showing votes by state

EXCERPT: The bill, which President Obama has indicated he will sign, is meant to change the mission of the F.D.A., focusing it on preventing food-borne illnesses rather than reacting after an outbreak occurs. The overhaul comes after several major outbreaks and food recalls in recent years involving salmonella in eggs and peanuts, and E. coli in spinach and other leafy greens.

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