Food Safety Advocacy & Legislation
CSPI works with the United States Congress and State legislatures to improve food safety laws in the United States so that consumers are better protected from foodborne disease. We represent the interests of consumers in the halls of government through direct advocacy and by providing expert testimony in support of more effective food safety laws.
We urge action on proposed laws that improve food safety, and express opposition to efforts to undermine consumer protections. Below are letters, fact sheets and testimony CSPI has written in support of effective food safety laws.
- Senators Urged to Block Bill Setting Dangerous Food Safety Precedent
- CSPI Urges Better Funding for Food Safety Agencies
- Legislators Thanked for Support of Food Safety Funding
- CSPI to Congress: Don't Block Food Safety Laws
- Coalition Fights Bad Farm Bill Provisions
- Congress, Stop Playing Games with Consumer Safety
- Sen. Gillibrand Authors Safe Meat and Poultry Bill
- Senate Farm Bill Amendments Threaten Consumer Health
- CSPI Issues Statement on Proposed Farm Bill Amendments
- Support for Senators’ Plan to Research Antibiotic Resistance
Food Safety Partners
Alliance for a Stronger FDA
The Alliance for a Stronger FDA is committed to an ongoing, multi-year effort with two specific goals: To assure that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1) has sufficient resources to protect patients and consumers, and (2) To maintain public confidence and trust in the FDA.
Make Our Food Safe Coalition
The Make Our Food Safe coalition includes public health and consumer advocacy organizations, as well as groups representing the families of victims of foodborne illness. The coalition pressed for enactment of historic food safety legislation that provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with improved authorities to oversee the safety of the nation’s food supply, and will advocate for full implementation and funding of the law.
Safe Food Coalition
The Safe Food Coalition is a coalition of consumer groups, public health groups, groups representing victims of foodborne illness, and labor organizations dedicated to reducing the burden of foodborne illness in the United States by improving government food inspection programs.