Overhaul of Food Safety Laws Might Not Be to GOP's Taste

Publication: The Washington Post

Author: Lyndsey Layton

12/25/2010 - 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.


"It's critically important that FDA gets sufficient resources to do its job under the next Congress, or the full promise of the legislation won't be achieved," said Erik Olson of the Pew Health Group, which organized the coalition.

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