The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote tomorrow on a bill that would eliminate nearly 200 state and local food safety laws. Backed by food industry lobbyists, the bill, which has never been the subject of congressional hearings, would effectively dissolve critical food safety protections in all 50 states that are not identical to federal standards. Many of these food safety laws, however, are more stringent than federal laws.
H.R. 4167, the so-called “National Uniformity for Food Act” is the one you want to urge a no vote on. What a pleasant, reasonable sounding name for a bill. Call it the “Uninformed About My Food Act”, or maybe “WTFSINIT Act”. You can also read a letter from the CA Attorney General warning of this bill (pdf).
Take action: Send a message right now urging your representative to vote No on this bill.
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