AMI Calls for Continued Support of U.S. CodexThursday, August 25, 2011
(American Meat Institute)
AMI joined other members of the Food Industry Codex Coalition (FICC) in commending the U.S. Codex on its leadership and calling for continued support of organization.
“Although there remains much work to do following the outcomes on certain key issues, including Ractopamine, it was clear that proactive U.S. outreach, education and communication efforts helped build a strong coalition of Codex delegations committed to supporting the scientific basis of Codex standards and the WHO/FAO expert committees,” stated the letter sent to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The coalition noted that while fiscal 2011
U.S. Agricultural Exports are forecasted to
reach a record of $137 billion, these exports
are still restricted by non-science-based
measures that block market access for safe,
“ FICC urges continued, strong support of
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