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CU letter to Senate seeking support of the food safety bill

November 17, 2010
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Re: Please vote YES on S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act
Dear Senator:
Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, writes to urge you to vote for final passage of S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.
This comprehensive bi-partisan bill will update our food safety laws, which are over 70 years old, and provide critical new protections to consumers against foodborne illness.
After years of high-profile recalls, including half a billion eggs, deadly peanut products, and a global supply chain that means American consumers can be sickened by food made half a world away, S. 510 will finally give FDA the powers to help keep our plates safe.
We urge you to swiftly approve the bill in the full Senate.
Jean Halloran
Director, Food Policy Initiatives
Ami V. Gadhia
Policy Counsel