Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009

Today’s failed attempt at comprehensive food safety reform left consumer advocates deeply disappointed, but ready to resume the fight.

Many in the food safety community expected to have the votes to pass HR 2749, a bipartisan measure that unanimously passed out of committee in June, but the measure fell just short of the supermajority

 The House Energy and Commerce Committee today is conducting a public hearing on the “discussion draft” of sweeping new food safety legislation.

Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, praised he “discussion draft” for including key elements of a bill she previously introduced; namely “traceability “ and mandatory recall authority.   “We need to fix this,” DeGette said.