WASHINGTON, May 12, 2020 – Today, the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), whose founding members include Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, to urge that food and agriculture workers, as part of an essential industry, be heightened in priority for access to expedited testing, personal protective equipment (PPE) and any other forthcoming treatments related to COVID-19. The companies also highlighted the need for the federal government work with states and local officials to ensure increased testing capacity for COVID-19 for this critical sector of the economy.
Read the full letter here.
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.