Make Our Food Safe

Foodborne Illness Victims Ask Congress to Fund Food Safety Law

 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year 48 million Americans are sickened by foodborne illnesses caused by bacteria like E. coli. Landmark food safety legislation enacted by the president in 2011 could prevent many of these cases — but Congress still hasn't provided the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with resources necessary to implement the law. 

Foodborne illness victim Haylee Bernstein and her mother, Rita, speak out about the importance of funding the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.