House votes to give FDA more power with passage of food safety bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a food safety bill that would give the FDA more power to inspect facilities and orchestrate recalls of tainted food. "House passage of The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 marks an important milestone. This legislation will strengthen our nation's food safety net by placing prevention as the cornerstone of our nation's food safety strategy and providing FDA with the resources and authorities it needs to adequately fulfill its food safety mission," GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey said.

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