Make Our Food Safe
09/03/2010

Editorial: "The truth about food safety legislation"

Politico | Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D- Calif.)

"Bob Barr’s piece on BPA (Wednesday, Sept. 1) presents a false and misleading picture of my legislation to ban this dangerous chemical from children’s products.

Here are the facts:

First, I am not holding up the Food Safety bill. I have never expressed opposition to it, nor have I refused to allow it to move forward unless my BPA legislation is in the bill.

I believe the Food Safety bill is necessary to strengthen the nation’s food safety system and protect consumers from food-borne illnesses. I am hopeful the Senate will consider this important legislation as soon as we return from recess ... "

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