The House of Representatives approved a sweeping food safety bill Tuesday that would strengthen the Food and Drug Administration and impose new rules on domestic production and trading partners. The vote was 215-144. The bill will now go to President Obama for his signature.
The legislation is aimed at preventing tainted food from entering the supply chain, then sickening Americans and forcing massive recalls. It would give the FDA new power to demand recalls and require importers to certify the safety of what they're bringing into this country.