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On December 13, 2010

Food safety legislation rides on US government funding bill

Spending bill passed in House, being considered by Senate

The US House of Representatives has tied major food safety legislation to a government funding bill for the Senate's consideration before Congress concludes its final session of 2010.

The legislation would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to order a food recall and increase the frequency of its inspections. It would also require individual foodmakers to write a preventative plan regarding plant contamination. The food safety bill covers processed foods (including petfood), fruit and vegetables, but not meat.

Both chambers of Congress have approved a slightly different version of the bill but must agree on a single version before it can pass.

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