Food Safety Bill Advances | July 6, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 27 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 27 | pp. 20-22
Issue Date: July 6, 2009

Food Safety Bill Advances

Legislation calls for more laboratory testing and a reevaluation of bisphenol A in food packaging
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Food Safety, H.R. 2749, John D. Dingell, FDA, Congress

After years of listening to heart-wrenching stories about people who were killed or sickened by contaminated food, leaders of the House Energy & Commerce Committee are confident that they can get a major food safety bill through Congress this year. The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (H.R. 2749) passed the committee on June 17 with strong bipartisan support and now heads to the full House for consideration.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. . . .

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