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Winning Issue » E.COLI, SALMONELLA & LISTERIA


The E.coli 0157 bacterium is responsible for many of the tragic food poisonings that have occurred at fast-food restaurants in the past. The bacterium, often found inside the intestines of cattle, can contaminate meat that is improperly processed at slaughterhouses. Illness usually results from eating undercooked and contaminated ground beef. Microbial contamination is monitored and controlled at several places along the production line by a process called the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point system (HACCP). These checkpoints test and compare the amount of microbial contamination in random samples of beef on the processing line to levels that are considered safe.
Industry advocates say one reason for this illness is that consumers are not handling and cooking beef properly. Critics say meat-processing facilities allow too many microorganisms in our food supply, and that the production line speed at slaughterhouses, and the unwillingness to slow it down, are mostly to blame.

Salmonella are bacteria that can be ingested by consuming contaminated food or water. Fecal contamination and improper handling and cooking of food are common sources. Tainted cantaloupes, whose rough skin can harbor the Salmonella bacterium, killed 33 people and sickened 146 across 11 states in 2011. Each year, approximately 42,000 cases of salmonellosis are reported in the U.S. but the actual number of infections may be much higher. The majority of outbreaks over the last two decades have been linked to raw poultry. People infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, a fever and abdominal cramps that usually last from four to seven days.

Each Year, Listeria is responsible for causing 2,500 illnesses and the deaths of 500 Americans. The greatest threat of Listeriosis is from ready-to-eat products such as deli meats that do not require further cooking at home. Infection causes swelling in the lining of the small intestine and is treated with antibiotics. However, antibiotic-resistant Salmonella and Listeria are now making treatment more difficult, especially for children.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.4755 - Safe Food Act of 2019
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (CT)



Options


  • I oppose reforming current E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support establishing a single agency to be known as the Food Safety Administration to:

    1.) Regulate food safety and related labeling to strengthen the protection of the public health.

    2.) Ensure that food facilities fulfill their responsibility to produce food in a manner that protects the public health of all people.

    3.) Lead an integrated, system-wide approach to food safety and to make more effective and efficient use of resources to prevent foodborne illness.

    4.) Transfer to the Food Safety Administration the food safety, labeling, inspection, and enforcement functions that are performed by other Federal agencies

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (CT) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option
  • I support establishing a single agency to be known as the Food Safety Administration to:

    1.) Regulate food safety and related labeling to strengthen the protection of the public health.

    2.) Ensure that food facilities fulfill their responsibility to produce food in a manner that protects the public health of all people.

    3.) Lead an integrated, system-wide approach to food safety and to make more effective and efficient use of resources to prevent foodborne illness.

    4.) Transfer to the Food Safety Administration the food safety, labeling, inspection, and enforcement functions that are performed by other Federal agencies

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (CT) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
There has been $0.00 pledged in support of this issue
Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider passing H.R.270 - Genetically Engineered Salmon Labeling Act.

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (CT) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting her to favorably consider reintroducing H.R.4755 - Safe Food Act of 2019.


If elected as a trustee, Center for Biological Diversity will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for long term testing for Genetically Engineered foods.

About: At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters and climate that species need to survive.

If elected as a trustee, STOP Foodborne Illness will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to reduce the incidence of E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria, and to advocate for the reinstatement of the USDA’s Microbiological Data Program.

About: Incorporated as a not-for-profit in California in 1994, STOP began as a grassroots effort. The U.S. government and non-governmental organizations were not addressing this public safety issue and STOP stepped in to fill the void. The founders knew that increasing awareness about foodborne pathogens had to be a guiding principle. STOP Foodborne Illness supports and engages people directly impacted by foodborne illness and mobilize them to help prevent illness and death by driving change through advocacy, collaboration and innovation.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
July 4, 2022
Trustee Election - Closing Date
July 11, 2022