Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, representatives from the Teamsters and a Thomas Jefferson impersonator dropped in on the International Foodservice Distributors Association’s (IFDA) annual “Day in Washington” meeting at the Park Hyatt Hotel to protest U.S. Foodservice and its lobbyists’ attempts to weaken food safety regulations.

Robert Aiken, CEO of U.S. Foodservice, is a director of the International Foodservice Distributors Association, which has publicly opposed the Safe Food Act. It has objected to measures like mandatory recall authority and an expansion of U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspections. It has described expanded regulatory authority as “the greatest danger.”
Teamsters, Thomas Jefferson Protest IFDA’s Lobbying Efforts to Weaken Food Safety Laws | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)