Anticipated food safety bill raises industry concerns

WASHINGTON Two major foodservice industry groups have voiced concerns about an anticipated federal measure that seeks to overhaul the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and address problems with the nation’s food supply.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee last week issued a discussion draft of the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, which was designed to respond to a series of recent outbreaks, involving tainted peppers, salmonella in peanut products and E.

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