Letter: FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act Needs Funding to Protect Food Supply

Publication: The Kalamazoo Gazette

Author: Kathy Dopp


06/22/2012 - Over the past two months, a food-borne illness outbreak linked to salmonella in raw tuna has sickened more than 300 people nationwide — and caused many consumers to second-guess what’s actually in their spicy tuna rolls.

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A nationwide poll conducted last year by the Pew Health Group found that 66 percent of likely voters support additional funding for the FDA to carry out new responsibilities related to food safety and 74 percent believe it is worth a 1-to-3 percent increase in the cost of food to pay for additional protections under the landmark food safety law.

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Read the full letter to the editor, FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act Needs Funding to Protect Food Supply, on The Kalamazoo Gazette's website.

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