UNIFORMITY FOR FOOD ACT POISED TO PASS HOUSE floor debate, Congress last week appeared ready to pass the "National Uniformity for Food Act of 2005," a bill that would supersede about 200 state-specific food safety laws and give the Food and Drug Administration exclusive authority over all food safety and labeling requirements nationwide. Supporters of the bill, including some 227 co-signers in the House, say it will eliminate confusion and streamline food manufacturing processes, ultimately ...

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