Make Our Food Safe
08/30/2012

Editorial: "President fumbles on food-safety law"

The Star Tribune |

"Yet another groundbreaking consumer-protection law has disappeared into a mysterious policymaking black hole at the White House.

Twenty months after President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act, the landmark legislation appears to have suffered the same fate as another important measure: the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, which passed in 2010 and requires doctors to publicly disclose their financial ties to industry.

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In April, an industry food safety consortium sent a letter urging the Obama administration to issue the rules promptly. Two of the letter's signers were from Minnesota-based Cargill and Hormel Foods. The lack of action has turned the law 'into a paper tiger awaiting teeth,' said Erik Olson, director of food programs at Pew Charitable Trusts..."

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