Earlier this year, thanks in part to efforts of a number of current and former clientsof Marler Clark, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law. Soon thereafter, several Federal lawmakers suggested that funding the new regulations was not a priority. (You guess which party they were from.)
Consumers (and voters), however, do seem to see it as a priority. There are reports today on the results of a poll on the issue, with fairly clear results. Two-thirds of the likely voters polled support additional funding for federal regulators to carry out their new responsibilities. The poll was commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Apparently, consumers are also willing to put their money where there mouth is. “The poll also found almost three-quarters of respondents felt funding new food-safety measures was worth a 1 percent-to-3 percent increase in the cost of food.