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NFPA TO PUSH FOR NEW PESTICIDE LEGISLATION, CADY TELLS FOOD POLICY CONFERENCE

 WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Food Processors Association will push Congress to pass new pesticide legislation, according to NFPA President and CEO John R. Cady.
 "It is our goal for Congress to enact a new law that recognizes up-to-date scientific facts and permits responsible use of pesticides that have been proven safe," Cady told a food policy conference today. "Industry is also deeply involved in implementing integrated pest management programs that will lessen the reliance on pesticide use."
 The food policy conference, titled "Changing Food Policy Directions: High Stakes, Tough Choices," is taking place March 22-23 in Washington. The conference is co-sponsored by the consumer group Public Voice and NFPA.
 "Every responsible authority agrees that pesticide residues in the food supply are not a threat to health," Cady said, adding that "the real food safety concern is microbiological contamination."
 NFPA is the scientific voice of the food industry, concentrating exclusively on food issues. The association's 500-member companies produce the nation's processed-packaged fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, juices and drinks and specialty products.
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 /CONTACT: Timothy Willard of the National Food Processors Association, 202-637-8060/


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