WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The North American Millers Association (NAMA), along with other food and agricultural organizations, is urging the U.S. government to reject using Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory taxes as a revenue raiser.

This issue was a constant topic of discussion during the Food Safety Modernization Act deliberations and FDA continues to voice support for additional funding through user fees. 

In a letter sent to the administration, NAMA reiterated its support of maintaining the safety of the U.S. food supply as a top national priority and encouraged lawmakers to appropriate adequate federal funds to implement food safety programs and inspections that benefit all American consumers without imposing new food safety taxes or user fees on consumers and food makers.  

The letter is available here