Food safety drama brings lobbyists onto stage

Lobbyist groups are going into overdrive as the food safety bill is mired down in a legislative jumble. @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 10pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } Approximately 221 organizations hired 77 lobbying groups to quibble over details in the food safety bill.

Despite bipartisan support, the food safety bill was flavored with a tremendous amount of lobbyist influence.

Approximately 221 organizations hired 77 lobbying groups to quibble over details in the food safety bill

With the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act tantalizingly close to becoming law, the legislation is caught in a tangle — minor on the surface, yet complex enough to leave legislators and lobbyists in a lull.

Please see Amanda Becker's Washington Post article for more.

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