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Consumers Union – Nonprofit Publisher of Consumer Reports

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Senators Reach Bipartisan Agreement on Food Safety: Statement by Consumers Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, today made the following statement after a bipartisan group of senators announced they had reached an agreement on Senate food safety legislation:

“It looks like the food safety bill is moving to the front burner, and that’s good news.  Over the past year alone, there have been sixty recalls of contaminated food ranging from romaine lettuce to Froot Loops, so it’s become brutally clear that reforms need to become law this year. Today’s announcement is a good sign that senators are willing to put politics aside for the sake of making our food safer. We’re anxious to see the details of the Senate legislation.”

Contact: David Butler, 202-579-7935 (mobile), dbutler@consumer.org