After the food contamination incidents over the past couple of years, the Congress has put forth a revamp of food safety law in the United States. This bill bass the House back in 2009 and was tied up in the Senate until last week. The Senate passed its version (with amendments) and so it has gone back to the House for either passage of the Senate version or to head for a conference committee for resolution.
This act (S. 510) has created an outcry from both the extreme right and some “back to nature” types on the left. Herein we shall examine some of the key provisions of the proposed law and make some judgments. My personal feeling is that it will die before the Congress completes action on other, critical legislation like the tax issue, unemployment benefits, the federal debt ceiling, and funding the government, but who knows?