WASHINGTON — Industry associations praised parallel bills in the House and Senate last week that seek to expand the powers of the Food and Drug Administration to monitor food safety. The two bills — dubbed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act in the Senate and the Safe FEAST Act (Safe Food Enforcement, Assessment, Standards and Targeting Act of 2009) in the House — stand a better chance of getting through Congress than last year’s versions, Tom O’Brien, the Washington representative for ...

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