Food bill clears Senate again

| 12/20/2010

On Sunday, Dec. 19, the U.S. Senate voted again to approve the Food Safety and Modernization Act – S510 – which hit a snag after tax provisions were discovered in the bill. Those provisions have to originate in the U.S. House. They were removed, and the bill was passed by voice vote.

S510 now heads back to the House for consideration. The House passed its own version of the bill more than a year ago. Supporters of the bill are hoping it reaches the president’s desk for signature before the end of the session.