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Food and Beverage Industry, Consumer Groups and Non-Governmental Organizations Call on Senate to Pass Bi-Partisan Food Safety Bill

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Roger Lowe / Brian Kennedy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) was joined by consumer groups and non-governmental organizations in calling on the Senate to pass S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, as soon as possible.

“The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is too important to delay its passage any further. The broad diversity of organizations gathered here today calling for its passage is simply further evidence of this bill’s strong, bi-partisan support.” said GMA Vice President of Federal Affairs, Scott Faber. “The food and beverage industry is committed to partnering with Congress, the Obama Administration and the FDA to strengthen and modernize our nation’s food safety system. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will provide the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the resources and authorities the agency needs to help strengthen our nation’s food safety system by making prevention the focus of our food safety strategies. We urge the Senate to vote on this important, bipartisan bill as quickly as possible.”

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will enhance public health and safety by: requiring all food companies to develop a food safety plan; adopting a risk-based approach to inspection; improving the safety of imported food and food ingredients.