Arlington, VA - FMI – The Food Industry Association — released the following comments from Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer, on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing today that examined liability during the COVID-19 pandemic:

“FMI wholesalers and retailers have worked tirelessly from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to serve our communities and protect our associates. The industry has partnered with our suppliers to continue providing a safe, healthy and affordable food supply that has helped create stability in this challenging time. Businesses that have acted in good faith to protect their associates and customers, and implement best practices that reflect the current state of science should not have to face lawsuits that second guess these efforts after the fact. For these reasons, FMI asks that Congress enact sensible liability protections that safeguard our industry’s extraordinary efforts to keep Americans fed and with access to items sold through our pharmacies that contribute to their continued good health.”