Alexander Votes to Begin Debate on Food Safety Bill

Posted on November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) issued the following statement on his vote to open debate in the Senate on the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), often called the Food Safety Bill:

“I voted to begin debate on this bill in order to improve and streamline the FDA’s outdated food safety system – and to do so without affecting people who grow food for their own consumption or who sell at farmers’ markets, bake sales, public events, fundraisers, and the like. Also, this legislation would address the all-too-real danger of our students suffering fatal food allergy attacks by helping schools both to prevent them and to be as prepared as possible if one occurs.”

# # #