Food Safety

Ask Congress to Fund Critical Food Safety Programs

For the second year running, a multi-state E. coli outbreak is forcing Americans to question whether the lettuce we put on our holiday tables will be safe to eat. At the same time, your members of Congress are currently deciding how much funding to provide the government in the coming year, including key investments in food safety.

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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher

Tell Congress: Stop Pork Deregulation!

An important measure to protect pork inspection is being considered in Congress—but we still need your help. In June, the U.S. House of Representatives approved language in the 2020 federal funding bill that would block the US Department of Agriculture from deregulating pork inspection.

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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher
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Help Stop Swine Slaughter Deregulation

Despite massive public opposition, the Trump administration's USDA is moving forward with plans to privatize and deregulate meat inspection. Not only are they privatizing work performed by USDA inspectors, they are removing caps on slaughter line speeds and pushing forward without a Salmonella testing standard in place.

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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher

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Statement of CSPI Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs Sarah Sorscher
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