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NCL statement on passage of Food Safety Modernization Act

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Release Date: November 30, 2010
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Washington, DC—The following statement may be attributed to Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League:

“The National Consumers League, America’s oldest consumer organization, applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510.  This long-overdue legislation overhauls woefully outdated food safety laws, strengthening the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to help prevent foodborne illness and death in the United States.  Among other measures, the bill gives the agency the authority to recall contaminated products; increases oversight of imported foods, holding them to the same safety standards as those produced in the U.S.; develops new requirements for traceability; and establishes a minimum inspection frequency for domestic food processing facilities."  

“NCL urges members of Congress to continue to work together and send this bipartisan bill to the President’s desk before the end of 2010.  Americans deserve to ring in the New Year with the promise of a safety food supply.”

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