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Senate hears support and opposition for proposed bill

by 5m Editor
2 August 2006, at 12:00am

US - Senators and prominent industry figures yesterday addressed a Senate committee on the National Uniformity for Food Act, expressing both support and contempt for a bill that could standardize food safety requirements and warning labels throughout the US. Two panels and a total of seven speakers addressed the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). The hearing marked the next step in an ongoing debate between supporters and opponents of the controversial new bill, which was approved in the House of Representatives in March and is now due to be considered by the Senate. The National Uniformity For Food Act, also referred to as S. 3128, proposes to establish a federal standard for all food safety requirements and warning labels regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Individual states would no longer be permitted to require labels or warnings that differ from those set out by the FDA. <i>Source: FoodNavigator-USA</i>

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