Food safety bill vote in the hands of the Senate
November 30th, 2010
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The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on a food safety bill that will give more power to the Food and Drug Administration in an effort to bolster the safety of the nation's food supply.

A version of the bill was passed by the House of Representatives in July of 2009 but has languished in the Senate, a fact that has angered some food safety advocates.

Nonprofit advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest was one of the groups that released a report in September urging senators to pass the stalled bill.

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