Other Food Safety Issues

Safe Food Coalition Opposes AHCA Cuts to Foodborne Illness Surveillance

The Safe Food Coalition urges Congress to rethink a provision in the proposed American Healthcare Act that would cut the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) budget by 12%. The proposed cuts would stymie progress in detecting foodborne illness, and force state public health authorities to abandon investments in electronic laboratory reporting and other tools that protect consumers by reducing the time it takes to identify and respond to multistate foodborne disease outbreaks.