Senate passes food safety reform bill

Bill would empower FDA to order recalls, increase inspections of food facilities

National Restaurant Association executives praised the U.S. Senate’s passage of a sweeping food-safety enhancement law, but said they were disappointed the measure did not include a provision to eliminate a paperwork “burden” on businesses passed earlier this year as part of the health care reform law.

The Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, or S. 510, which passed on Tuesday by a bipartisan vote of 73 to 25, would empower the Food and

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