The amendment has become a hot button issue. On one side: commodity groups. On the other: animal rights groups.
On Tuesday, the Senate began the process of voting on a list of 73 amendments to the Food, Agriculture and Jobs Act of 2012.
The Senate could seal the fate of the Food Safety Modernization Act could today. Supporters and opponents are both making waves in anticipation of the vote.
An amendment exempting small farmers from some FDA regulation has been added to the Food Safety Bill. The definition of "local" becomes a tighter radius.