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FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Moves Forward!

Released by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), a copy of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) was released this week. The bill is expected come to the Senate floor in September.
Improving Capacity to Prevent Food Safety Problems

Many of the changes and responsibilities fall on the FDA, but there are also requirements for Food Facilities. Here are some highlights of sections that will impact Food Facilities directly:

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Small Producer Amendments Proposed to Food Safety Bill

Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) says she plans to cosponsor two amendments being circulated by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) that would protect small producers from provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S 510. The bill, which passed the Senate Health Labor and Pensions Committee in November, is awaiting a vote by the full Senate. […]

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Editorial: Food safety bill merits swift passage

Each year, 325,000 Americans are hospitalized with foodborne illnesses, and 5,000 people die. And yet for decades, the main agencies charged with the nation’s food safety — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture — have been under resourced and hampered by archaic laws too often put in place back […]

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Update: Food Safety Bill Delayed in the Senate

It had sounded like the food safety bill s510 would be debated in the senate this week, but financial reform has pushed that time frame back.  Food Safety News reports that Chairman Harkin is confident that the bill will pass the Senate before they adjourn for the Memorial Day recess.

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TH – Opinion Article: Senate must address food safety laws

If millions of Americans getting sick from unsafe foods isn’t motivation enough for the Senate to pass food safety legislation, maybe money would be a stronger incentive. A study released in March estimated the economic impact of food-borne illness. The results were more dizzying than some of the stomach bugs unsafe food causes. Conducted by […]

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Senate vote on the Food Safety Modernization Act Planned Next Week

S.510 – FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Vote planned for the week of April 12 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act – Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) to regulate food, including by authorizing the Secretary to suspend the […]

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