Restore FDA and USDA's food safety funding
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Restore FDA and USDA's food safety funding

    1. Petition by

      Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention

E. coli-contaminated sprouts from Germany are responsible for 48 recent deaths and thousands of serious illnesses worldwide, and last summer about a half billion eggs were recalled because of Salmonella that made nearly 2,000 Americans sick. These outbreaks show we need to safeguard the American food supply by improving oversight within the U.S., as well as outside our borders. 

Earlier in 2011, Congress passed the Food Safety Modernization Act to improve food safety and protect the American people from foodborne illness.   However, without enough funding the public will never see the safeguards Congress intended.  The U.S. House of Representatives voted last month to slash the FDA and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food safety budgets for next year.  These cuts put all Americans at risk, but children, seniors, pregnant women or other individuals with compromised immune systems will carry the greatest risk. 

The U.S. Senate will consider funding levels for the FDA and USDA soon.  Tell your Senators to help restore the FDA’s food safety funds and protect Americans from hazards in their food.

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    • Daron Marshall DES MOINES, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      This will help to save not only my wife and I but our children as well. Everyone needs to be informed of what we are putting in our mouths.

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    • Hope Sharpe SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I want to provide SAFE and HEALTHY foods for my kids and family. I shouldn't have to worry they are eating foods that are setting them up for obesity, diabetes, cancer, and worse just because big companies want to make a bigger profit. PLEASE give the proper funding for foods to be inspected and laws to be enforced. I want to raise healthy, happy children, and as an AMERICAN, I deserve and demand that much!!

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    • Amy Blanton POOLER, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      After watching "Food Inc." I will never look at food the same! I will now be reading all food labels & buy local & organic as much as possible!

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    • Meade Winters MORGANTOWN, WV
      • over 2 years ago

      We need better safeguards on and for the foods we eat.

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    • M R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      I bought some grape juice. It came from CHINA. We have grape here. Factory Farming which usually goes unchecked, causes most of the E coil-contaminated out breaks. (Meat, eggs, milk)

      FDA is very lax about our health.

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