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Enzi praises reportable food registry

Longtime advocate of registry lauds focus on prevention

March 5, 2010

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee today commended the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for using the Reportable Food Registry to take prompt action to protect the public following the early identification of Salmonella in a Las Vegas, NV food company flavoring product.

“This is exactly how the Reportable Food Registry is supposed to work,” Enzi said.  “I have long advocated the rapid development and implementation of the Reportable Food Registry, and I am pleased to see it work to quickly and effectively protect the public.” 

One year ago, Enzi began an effort to ensure that FDA implement the Reportable Food Registry, as Congress intended with passage of the bipartisan “Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007,” a bill he helped write and pass through the Senate.

“Our tools, expert knowledge and innovative spirit must continue to protect the public health from contaminated food.  The Reportable Food Registry is one of our best resources in this effort,” Enzi said.