The U.S. House of Representatives passed comprehensive food safety legislation last year. However, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced Wednesday he is working for swift approval of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, while seeking to make improvements to the bill.
"Too many Ohio families are already struggling to put food on the table. They shouldn't also have to worry about the safety of that food," Brown said. "But we've seen a flood of imported food from countries that ignore food safety, and our own system has not been able to keep pace with changes in food production.
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