Food safety is heating up again and we need your help!
Although passage of S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has been delayed, there is now a concerted effort to bring it to the floor for a vote. As we’ve alerted you before, as it is currently written, S. 510 will actually make our food less safe. S. 510 will strengthen the forces that have led to the consolidation of our food supply in the hands of a few industrial food producers, while harming small producers who give consumers the choice to buy fresh, healthy, local foods.
Although it’s still not clear exactly when S. 510 will come to a vote, there is increasing pressure to move the bill and to exclude the amendments proposed by Senator Tester to protect local food sources.
Please contact your Senators NOW to urge them to amend or oppose the bill! See prior action alert for details on talking points and how to take action.
You can also borrow talking points from a letter, signed by over 150 organizations in support of the Tester-Hagan amendment to exempt small-scale and local producers from the more burdensome provisions of the bill.