Advertise in Print | Subscriptions
Published December 09, 2010, 10:23 AM

Democrats attempt to revive food safety bill

WASHINGTON — The House has passed sweeping legislation that aims to make food safer in the wake of E. coli and salmonella outbreaks in peanuts, eggs and produce.

By: Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The House has passed sweeping legislation that aims to make food safer in the wake of E. coli and salmonella outbreaks in peanuts, eggs and produce.

The bill would give government broad new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted food. The House is sending the bill to the Senate as part of a giant year-end budget bill.

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the food safety bill last week, but it stalled after House Democrats said the bill contained fees that are considered tax provisions.

The Senate overwhelmingly passed the food safety bill last week, but it stalled after House Democrats said the bill contained fees that are considered tax provisions.

Tags: