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.