11.30.10

Senator Burr Statement on S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act

Today, Senator Burrissued the following statement on S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act:

"Our nation's food safety system was designed over a century ago and was appropriate for a world in which most of our food was grown and processed domestically. I voted in support of S. 510 today because I believe it is important that we modernize and update our approach to food safety to address issues that stem from our increasingly global food supply.After months of discussion and debate, I am confident the final version will work for North Carolina and will protect small processors and farms." - U.S. Senator Richard Burr