Food safety bill advances in House

Food safety bill advances in House

WASHINGTON The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a measure Wednesday seeking to overhaul the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that previously had prompted concerns from two major foodservice industry groups.

The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, or H.R. 2749, was designed to strengthen the nationÕs food safety system and respond to outbreaks of foodborne illnesses involving such items as peanut products, peppers and spinach.

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