Statement Regarding Re-introduction of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
Statement by Joel G. Newman,
President and CEO,
American Feed Industry Association,
Regarding Re-introduction of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act
March 25, 2015
"AFIA is pleased with the decision to re-introduce the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, just as we supported a similar version when introduced in the last Congress. We strongly feel there should be a federal food labeling solution, one that consumers can rely upon, but which recognizes the safety of ingredients produced by modern agricultural biotechnology.
"We support Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) for standing up for what is right by working to ensure FDA remains the authoritative power regarding food safety and labeling standards, just as the agency has for more than a century.
"AFIA will continue to work with Congress to make sure the specific needs of the animal food industry are addressed in the bill when it is enacted."