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.