FMI – The Food Industry Association, which represents food retailers, wholesalers and the suppliers of the food and consumer products they sell, supports a recent bipartisan proposal by members of Congress that includes limited liability protections and aid to state and local governments.
Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO, offered the following statement on the announced agreement:
“FMI applauds the work of the bipartisan group of Senators, and the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives, for reaching an agreement on COVID-19 legislation that recognizes the importance of liability relief along with aid to state and local governments.
“On behalf of FMI’s member companies, I cannot emphasize strongly enough how critical it is that this final emergency relief package of 2020 include limited, temporary liability protections. These liability protections acknowledge the extraordinary efforts made by the food industry and its employees to follow government guidance to keep associates and customers safe during this national emergency.
“Liability relief is essential. The food industry calls on Congress to pass liability protections in the next COVID-19 response bill.”
As the food industry association, FMI works with and on behalf of the entire industry to advance a safer, healthier and more efficient consumer food supply chain. The association brings together a wide range of members across the value chain – from retailers that sell to consumers, to producers that supply food and other products, as well as the wide variety of companies providing critical services – to amplify the collective work of the industry.
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