Despite bipartisan support, the food safety bill was flavored with a tremendous amount of lobbyist influence.

Approximately 221 organizations hired 77 lobbying groups to quibble over details in the food safety bill

With the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act tantalizingly close to becoming law, the legislation is caught in a tangle — minor on the surface, yet complex enough to leave legislators and lobbyists in a lull.

Please see Amanda Becker's Washington Post article for more.