After more twists and turns than a Himalayan hiking trail, the Food Safety Modernization Act has been passed by both houses of Congress and will be signed into law by President Obama when it arrives on his desk.
Just last week the bill was thought to be dead because of a procedural error and the lame-duck nature of the concluding Congressional session. However, life support worked and we have the first significant change to food safety policy in 70 years. Wall Street Journal article
See below for various news outlets’ coverage of the bill’s passage. I will be adding links (from across the political spectrum) as I find them.
New York Times article
Washington Post editorial
Food Safety News article
Wall Street Journal article