Food Safety Act Passes, Consequences to Follow

By July 31, 2009Regulations

The House on Thursday passed H.R. 2749, the food safety regulation bill, by a vote of 283-142. Walter Olson at notes the New York Times coverage omitted the controversial aspects of the legislation. The regulatory impact may take several years to be felt in its full impact, he suggests.

We wondered whether the excesses of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act informed the debate, providing any cautionary lessons, etc. After all, it’s a regulatory measure that invokes “safety.” But searching through The Congressional Record for terms like “consumer product” or “CPSIA,” we find no mention of the 2008 legislation.

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