WASHINGTON — The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 failed to pass in a House of Representatives vote yesterday. The bill — which would have expanded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's powers over the national food supply, granting the agency more authority over how crops are raised and harvested, as well as the authority to issue mandatory recalls, quarantine geographic areas and establish a national food traceability program — did not achieve the required margin of two-thirds of ...
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