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  Statement from Agriculture Secretary Vilsack on Passage of the Food Safety Bill
 

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued the following statement on House passage of the food safety bill:

"The Food Safety bill will provide the Federal Government with improved tools to prevent foodborne illness and address challenges in the food safety system by promoting a prevention-oriented approach. I applaud leaders in Congress for passing this important bill and look forward to President Obama signing this legislation. Protecting consumers from harm is a fundamental function of government and with passage of this landmark food safety legislation USDA remains committed to keeping food safety a top priority."

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