AMI LEGISLATIVE ALERT: Oppose Food SafetyAmerican consumers expect safe food. So for Big Meat to argue about new programs based solely on user fees seems to be a very weak argument. The merits of the proposals should be more carefully reviewed to ensure food is both safe and affordable. Food that is unsafe at any speed will cost all consumers and all of agriculture even more.
Take Action: Urge your Representatives and Senators to Oppose User Fees!
Congress is now considering the Administration's proposed FY2009 budget which includes new user fees for meat, poultry and egg product inspection programs. These "user fees" will cost consumers, livestock and poultry producers and the meat, poultry and egg processing industries an additional $96 million.
Consumers who want to stay informed on food recalls can visit the USDA website to see the latest recall information, http://www.fsis.usda.gov/FSIS_Recalls/index.asp
The USDA offers a number of educational programs and websites to assist consumers in safe preparation of foods. Visit an overview HERE.
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