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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces FDA Reform Bill

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

(American Meat Institute)

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) today introduced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which, if passed, would result in major reforms to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).

The bipartisan bill focuses on four key areas where supporters of the legislation claim the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorities and resources need improvement: food-borne illness prevention; food-borne illness detection and response; food defense capabilities; and resource availability and application generally.  

Specifically, the bill would:

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