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on June 26, 2009

Committee approves Food Safety Enhancement Act

Act raises FDA's food safety-related authority

Chairman Waxman's and Chairman Emeritus Dingell's Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 received approval  from the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, according to a report.

The legislation aims to raise FDA's food safety-related authority in the wake of recalls and foodborne illnesses attributable to FDA-regulated products.

The bill will next move to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.

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