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Senate Votes, FDA To “Police” Food Companies

A senate health panel has voted to approve legislation that will give the FDA the power to "police" food companies.

A row of colorful fruit.

Photo: leadenhall

A Senate health panel approved legislation that would give the FDA more authority to regulate food safety.


Photo: leadenhall (flickr)

A Senate health panel recently approved extensive legislation that would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) more authority to regulate food safety.

Under this new law, the FDA hopes to prevent further food contamination. The legislation gives the FDA the authority to set “safety standards” for produce, which requires that food corporations take steps to stop corruption of their products.

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Emily Shelton

Emily Shelton is a web producer and blogger for Earth Eats. A native of Evansville, Indiana, Emily moved to Bloomington in the fall of 2007 to attend Indiana University, pursuing a major in Telecommunications and a minor in Business. Emily began interning at WFIU in the fall of 2008 and is now an Assistant Web Producer. As an official Earth Eats "tweeter", Emily loves spreading the word about the importance of environmental issues and "going green". In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, writing, and looking at pictures of delicious meals that she'll only ever dream about.

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