John — September 20, 2006, 6:03 pm

Stop Congress From Contaminating US Food Safety Laws

On July 27, the U.S. Senate held a hearing on the “Uniformity for Food Act,” a bill that will put a strait jacket on states’ ability to keep milk, seafood and most other food safe for the consumer. The bill nullifies many state food safety or labeling laws that are not “identical” to federal law, including state laws that deal with problems the federal government doesn’t even address.

More than 200 laws in all 50 states would be wiped out by the Food Uniformity Act!

Fortunately, the bill still isn’t law. Although it passed the House in March, we have a good chance of defeating it in the Senate. With ever-growing opposition, (including 21 Senators, 39 state Attorneys General, the Association of Food and Drug Officials, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, several governors, and a host of consumer, public health, and environmental groups) this bill can be defeated.

Please join with me in urging your Senators to oppose the Food Uniformity Act.

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