House Approves Legislation

The Food-Safety Bill has passed in The House. The Food and Drug Administration now has more authority to prevent and stop food-borne illnesses. This law follows a large outbreak of diseases from peanuts, spinach, hot peppers and more.
The law passed with a vote of 283-142 and rural districts won concessions that exempt farms from paying registration fees, curb the FDA’S access to records and limit the ability to set production standards to foods that could easily be contaminated.
All farms and food facilities regulated by the USDA are exempt. The Senate will vote on similar legislation later this year.
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