Surprise, Surprise. . . Food Safety Legislation Roars Back to Life

December 20, 2010

By Ricardo Carvajal

Capping a week-long flurry of legislative activity, the Senate reportedly passed the Food Safety Modernization Act by a voice vote Sunday night.  The legislation now returns to the House, where approval is likely.  Given that the President’s signature is certain, it now appears as if 2011 will be ushered in with major amendments to the food-related provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  No, we won’t make analogies to sausage-making – folks who practice that art would take offense.