Senate Passes Overhaul of Food Safety Regulations

In a landslide vote (73 to 25), the Senate has passed the food safety bill. Now the bill just needs to make it past the House before the end of the year.

Last year the House passed its own version and the usual legislative process involves a lot of negotiation to match up House and
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Michal Pollan and Eric Schlosser Vote “Yes” on the Food Safety Bill (S.510)

Just months after the largest recall of shell eggs in history (more than 500 million) and regular recalls of other food products – 13 recalls in November alone for “possible health risk” – food safety has become a front page issue. The timing couldn’t have been better for S.510 to be on the table. Michal Pollan and Eric Schlosser have come out in a New York Times Op-Ed piece in favor of the Food Safety Bill – S.510 – due to be voted on tonight.
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