January 18, 2021 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance (SFPA), which includes members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States, wrote a letter to President-elect Joe Biden regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET) Final Rule,” which was filed for public inspection on January 15th and published on January 19th in the Federal Register.
The letter follows SFPA’s public comment submitted on December 4, 2020, which shared concerns with the Department’s proposal at the time. While SFPA is aware of the key differences between the SUNSET Proposed Rule and Final Rules, merely extending the implementation date from two to five years after the effective date of the Final Rule and exempting certain food regulations does not address the concerns raised. The Alliance looks forward to the Administration’s attention and review of this matter.
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.