FARM BLEAT Q&A on the Food Safety Bill
Sen. Al Franken's office has released a Q&A regarding some of the specifics in the Senate's version of the Food Safety Act, which was approved on Tuesday. The information follows:
S. 510: Frequen... Posted on 12/1/10 at 2:47 PM
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