President and CEO Dawn Sweeney reacts to the vote from the House of Representatives.
Organization supports Obama Administration's commitment to safer foods.
Organizations such as the United Fresh Produce Association helped to push new food standards.
Food safety bills are expected to be considered by Congress in the coming weeks.
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce will hear industry testimonials to reform food safety laws.
A bipartisan group introduces a bill aimed at fixing the FDA's often-criticized food-safety systems.
The bill, “The Safe Food Enforcement, Assessment, Standards and Targeting Act of 2008,” was introduced by U.S. Reps. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Adam Putnam (R-Fla.).
The International Franchise Association has appointed Victoria J. Adams as its new director of political affairs. Adams will be responsible for developing and implementing overall strategy for the association's political action committee, FranPAC, as well as fund raising and coordinating IFA's activities.