Steve King

Proposed food safety bill undermines state standards

Proposed food safety bill undermines state standards

As parents and conscious food shoppers, my husband and I were very disturbed to hear about Iowa Congressman Steve King’s dangerous attack on food safety, HR 3599.

The King bill would take away the rights of states to set food safety standards. If another state allows unsound food production practices, our state’s businesses will be forced by the federal government to sell that product.

Here in Maryland, we banned the use of arsenic in our poultry feed due to its potentially dangerous effects. If the King bill passes, this law would be thrown out the window. The King bill aims to keep consumers in the dark about the details of where our food came from and encourages unsafe...

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