Make Our Food Safe
09/20/2010

"Companies, Consumer Advocates Join to Press for Food-Safety Bill"

The Wall Street Journal | Alicia Mundy

"WASHINGTON—An unlikely coalition of corporate and consumer groups descended on the Senate Monday in a last pre-election push for passage of long-pending legislation on food safety.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said last week he planned to shelve the bill in light of the limited time before Congress breaks for midterm elections and amid objections by a senior Republican.

The coalition lobbying Monday included the Food Marketing Institute, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Snack Food Association and consumer advocates such as the Consumers Union and the Center for Science in the Public Interest ... "

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