Make Our Food Safe
07/17/2012

"Groups Urge Action on Food Safety Law"

The New York Times | Sabrina Tavernise

"Ten consumer groups that helped promote a landmark food safety law passed in 2010 say the Obama administration is holding up the rules that would put it into effect, a delay they say could cost money and lives this summer, the peak season for food contamination outbreaks.

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'It’s frankly a surprise to us,' said Erik D. Olson, director of food programs at the Pew Charitable Trusts, which was involved in promoting the legislation. 'The administration was proud of this accomplishment, and having these things just sit there is quite a juxtaposition.'

Other groups that promoted the law include the American Public Health Association, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Consumer Federation of America..."

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