A series of bills aimed at improving food safety are currently pending in Congress. Two bills (H.R. 875 and H.R. 1332) have been introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA), respectively, are under consideration in the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Food Safety Modernization Act is the first overhaul of the nation’s food safety system in more than 70 years. Nowhere is the legislation more ambitious than in provisions regarding the safety of imported food.