A BILL AIMED AT IMPROVING FOOD SAFETY by creating a rapid-response team for emergencies and enhancing research funding was introduced Thursday in the House and Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Rep. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., the measure also would integrate the efforts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture with other federal agencies that handle food safety. The proposed Food Safety Rapid Response Team would prepare an action plan for dealing with food-safety emergencies in ...

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