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Safe Food Project

The Make Our Food Safe coalition includes public health and consumer advocacy organizations, as well as groups representing the families of victims of foodborne illness. The coalition successfully pressed for enactment of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, and continues to advocate for the full implementation and funding of this landmark law, which provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with improved authorities to oversee the safety of the nation’s food supply.

Below are resources that highlight the coalition’s work and demonstrate the broad support among policy leaders and the public for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.

Coalition reaches out to policymakers

Letter to Farm Bill Conferees Opposing Delayed Implementation of Food Safety Law

Overwhelming public support for a stronger food safety system

The coalition has released more than a dozen public-opinion polls about food safety issues since 2009. The results show that 90 percent of voters support stronger food safety protections, and by a 2-to-1 margin, they want Congress to adequately fund the Food Safety Modernization Act.


Majority of Voters Support New Government Oversight of Food, Pew Commissioned Poll Finds

Pew-Commissioned Poll Finds Large Majority of Americans Want Stronger Food Safety Rules

Poll Finds Most Americans Favor Increased Funding for Stronger Food Safety Oversight


Georgia's First District Favors More Food Safety Funding


Pew-Commissioned Poll Finds Nine in Ten Iowa Voters Support More Government Oversight of Food

Iowa Voters Support New Food Safety Measures

Most Voters in Iowa's New Third District Believe U.S. Government Should Prioritize Food Safety


Kentucky Voters Back Food Safety Legislation

Poll Finds Kentucky Voters Strongly in Favor of New Food Safety Oversight

Kentucky's 5th District Favors More Food Safety Funding


Nevada Voters’ Attitudes On Food Safety (PDF)

Poll Data (PDF)

New Hampshire

Poll Data (PDF)

North Carolina

North Carolina Voters’ Attitudes On Food Safety (PDF)


An overwhelming majority of Ohioans support new federal food safety legislation (PDF)

Poll Data (PDF)


Significant number of Wyoming voters worry about the safety of their food (PDF)

Poll Data (PDF)