A critical vote on landmark food-safety legislation is coming up when senators return to Washington later this month. We shared in our last communication that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a cloture motion on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which is a procedural way to end the delay tactics and allow a bill to move forward for a final vote. Now, we need your help to make sure your senators vote “Yes!” on this important public health measure.
CALL 1-(877) 481-9966 and tell your senators:
1. Your name and where you live
2. You VOTE and food safety is important to you and
3. Please Vote “YES” for cloture to move S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act forward and “YES” for its final passage.
Four people in Texas have recently paid the ultimate price for a meal – with their lives. An outbreak of illness caused by Listeria in bagged celery reportedly killed them and sickened at least ten people in recent months. It is shameful that the government isn’t protecting our citizens from preventable sickness and death.
The coming weeks presents the final opportunity to pass strong food-safety reform legislation in this Congress. Your senators are home right now and we’re asking you to make a toll-free call to their district office. Deliver a simple message to support the cloture motion to end delays and debate, and vote to give the bill final passage.
CALL 1-(877) 481-9966 NOW!
Have you been keeping track of all the food recalls and outbreaks this year? We have – and it’s not pretty. The evidence keeps piling up that something has to be done to fix our broken food-safety system. Let’s start now.
Deliver your message TODAY! Thank you for standing up for safe food.
David W. Plunkett
Senior Staff Attorney, Food Safety
Center for Science in the Public Interest
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