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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act:

“Without uniformity in food labeling among states, our food producers will be forced to follow different standards in each state. This creates an unnecessary and costly patchwork of regulations that isn’t good for producers or consumers. This bill sets a labeling standard for genetically modified crops that is both voluntary and uniform, protecting producers while giving states the flexibility they need. The Food And Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture have made determinations on the safety of any genetically engineered crop used in food products. This bill will save consumers money at the grocery store while doing nothing to undermine the safety or nutritional values of the foods we eat.”