Senate passes sweeping food safety bill

Posted November 30, 2010 | Atlanta, GA

The Senate on Tuesday approved the biggest overhaul to the nation's food safety laws since the 1930s. The 73-to-25 vote gives vast new authorities to the Food and Drug Administration, places new responsibilities on farmers and food companies to prevent contamination, and-for the first time-sets safety standards for imported foods, a growing part of the American diet.

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