Make Our Food Safe
09/20/2010

"Lobby Is Cooking Up Ways to Put Food Safety Bill on Senate Agenda"

CQ Politics |

"Food industry groups will rally this week in an effort to revive a bipartisan food safety bill that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has declared dead until after the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

'We hope to remind legislators of the extraordinary breadth of support for [the bill] and the urgency of passing food safety legislation,' said Scott Faber, vice president of federal affairs for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents food, beverage and consumer products companies.

Other groups joining the effort include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Food Marketing Institute and several advocacy and nonprofit groups, such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Consumer Federation of America and the Pew Charitable Trusts ... "

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