The Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee unanimously approved bill S.510 to upgrade the Food and Safety Law and reform the FDA.

In a press release from the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the industry body expressed its support for this legislation with the proviso that there should be distinct and separate language applying to the feed industry and allowing specific exemptions in the rulemaking process.

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The AFIA also will request reasonable controls and due process relating to any mandatory recall. The organization is desirous of FDA maintaining recognition for third-party inspections and elimination of inspection fees that are directed at preventing foodborne diseases.

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