Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

As he has in the past two Congresses, Senator Dick Durbin on October 4 introduced legislation—the Safe Food Act of 2001 (S. 1501)—to consolidate all federal food safety responsibilities into a single, independent agency, saying that this has taken on new urgency because of a possibly heightened need to respond quickly and effectively to any acts of bioterrorism or agroterrorism. Subsequently, on October 10, he chaired a Senate Governmental Affairs Oversight Subcommittee hearing entitled “Federal…



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Neil Mermelstein