Coalition urges Senate panel not to enforce new food regulatory taxes

04/22/2013 | FoodSafetyNews.com

A coalition of more than 50 industry groups wrote a letter to Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Mark Pryor, D- Ark., asking the Senate appropriations subcommittee on agriculture to fund food safety properly at the FDA, instead of backing the implementation of new food regulatory taxes on consumers and food producers. "We stand ready to work with Congress and the administration to help FDA prioritize and fund its food safety and inspection activities," the coalition wrote. "However, imposing new fees on food facilities would represent a food safety tax on consumers."

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