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President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign the just-passed food safety bill into law today, and the Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “is already working to write the regulations needed to enact the bill ... The FDA already has several hundred million dollars to begin writing and enacting some new food-safety provisions,” according to the story, but additional funding by Congress will be required in order to fully implement the bill’s provisions.
KC's View:
Good luck with that “additional funding” piece, because the folks in DC doesn’t seem to be in the mood to write many checks, no matter what they are for.