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After hurdles, food safety bill heads to White House

WASHINGTON - After a congressional setback nearly killed the measure, legislation overhauling the federal food safety regulatory system was passed by Congress and sent to President Barack Obama's desk for his signature. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 210, was passed by the House on Tuesday.

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FDA calls for retail food safety improvements

WASHINGTON – Citing a need to boost food safety practices in the retail food industry, the Food and Drug Administration is calling for stepped up enforcement actions, including the addition of certified food safety managers to oversee safety practices.

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Despite apologies, lawmakers call for tighter food safety controls

WASHINGTON – Officials from one of the two Iowa egg production facilities linked to the salmonella outbreak that sickened more than 1,500 people and called for the unprecedented recall of more than 500 million eggs apologized during a hearing before ...

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IOM report: FDA hampered on food safety

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration’s abilities to protect the public from outbreaks of foodborne illness are hampered by inefficiencies, limited resources and a piecemeal approach to gathering and using information on potential risks, according to a new report ...

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High Court confirmation process to stall delayed bills

First it was the health care bill. Now it is the financial reform package. And soon, authors and advocates of key pieces of legislation important to lawyers will face yet another obstacle to getting those bills to a final vote: the confirmation process for Elena Kagan, who has been nominated to be the next U.S. Supreme Court justice.

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