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Senate passes food safety bill

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Senate passed a food safety bill today that will to give more power to the Food and Drug Administration. The move comes more than a year after the House of Representatives passed a similar measure.

The non-profit advocacy group, Center for Science in the Public Interest, released a report in September urging Senators to pass the stalled bill.

At that time, the group said there had been 85 recalls of FDA-regulated foods since the House of Representatives passed their version of the bill in summer of 2009.

The recalls were associated with 1,850 reported illnesses, the report said.

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