FFDCA Case Study

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Bargaining between the different chambers and parties in Congress has been apparent in this case. The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, Rep. Henry Waxmen led a charge to amend the FFDCA, by requiring that certain vitamins and minerals must include appropriate nutritional labeling. The bill was a bi-partisan effort increase the FDA’s power to regulate the food and supplement industry. The bill passed in the House of Representative but met contention int he Senate. The Senate had the ability to block the legislation because it proposed an amendment, that needed to be accepted for it to pass in both house. Since the amendment was minor, it dealt with the labeling of dairy products and maple syrup, the house decided to accept the amendment
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