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A slow overhaul of food safety laws?

A slow overhaul of food safety laws?

The massive overhaul of food safety laws approved by Congress will take years to implement and could be undercut by Republicans who don't want to fund an expansion of the Food and Drug Administration.

From the Houston Chronicle:

The massive overhaul of food safety laws approved by Congress this week will take years to implement and could be undercut by Republicans who don't want to fund an expansion of the Food and Drug Administration.

Rep. Jack Kingston of Georgia, the ranking GOP member on the appropriations subcommittee that oversees the FDA, said the number of cases of food-borne illnesses in the country does not justify the $1.4 billion the new law is estimated to cost over the first five years.

"I would not identify it as something that will necessarily be zeroed out, but it is quite possible it will be scaled back if it is significant overreach," said Kingston, who is likely to become chairman of the subcommittee when Republicans assume control of the House in January.

GOP may slow overhaul of food safety laws

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