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Pet Food News
on November 24, 2009

Senate Committee approves US food safety bill

A Senate Committee recently unanimously approved a revamped set of US food safety laws, which, under the FDA, also impact petfood.

A Senate Committee recently unanimously approved a revamped set of US food safety laws, which, under the FDA, also impact petfood.

The bill is expected to be on the Senate floor sometime next year, according to  reports .

The committee approved the legislation with just a few changes:

  • Authorizing the federal government to fund increasing states' food safety capabilities
  • Whistleblower protections
  • Requiring the government to consider organic standards

The House earlier approved the same bill, which would increase FDA regulatory powers, such as allowing it to order a food recall.

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