Food safety & irradiation
October 5, 2010 — Food Safety Modernization Act
Signed a joint letter to U.S. senators urging support for an amendment to protect small-scale producers from unnecessary, burdensome rules.
May 3, 2010 — Food Safety Modernization Act
Signed a joint letter to U.S. Senators re: the Food Safety Modernization Act, S. 510, urging amendments to improve food safety without unnecessarily handicapping small-scale food producers.
September 23, 2008 — FDA's approval of irradiation for spinach and lettuce
Letter to the FDA opposing the decision to approve irradiation for fresh spinach and lettuce.
July 12, 2007 — PCC's implementation of COOL
To U.S. Department of Agriculture during public comment period, on country-of-origin labeling, stating that PCC has implemented COOL without undue burden or expense.
June 16, 2006 — "No" vote on the "National Uniformity for Food Act"
Letter sent to U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray urging them to vote no on the "National Uniformity for Food Act," which would eliminate stringent state food-safety protections.
March 1, 2006 — "No" vote on the "National Uniformity for Food Act"
Letter sent to Washington state's U.S. Representatives.
June 17, 2004 — Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization and irradiation
Letter sent to Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
January 18, 2002 — Maintaining current labeling law for irradiated foods
Letter to the FDA urging the agency to maintain current labeling standards for irradiated foods.
July 21, 2000 — Proposal to irradiate imported fruits and vegetables
Letter to the USDA Re: Docket No. 98-030-1, a proposal to use irradiation on imported fruits and vegetables.