House approves food-safety bill

Sweeping legislation sent to President Obama

The U.S. House of Representatives passed Tuesday a sweeping food-safety reform measure endorsed by leading restaurant trade associations.

The House passed the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 215 to 144. The legislation, which had been passed by the Senate earlier this week, now will be sent to President Obama for his signature.

“The passage of this bill is welcomed by the restaurant industry, an industry that certainly understands th

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