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Saturday, August 14, 2010

More on Food Safety and Food Issues

Senate Leaders Strike Deal on Food Safety: Commence Breath Holding

Leading Democrats and Republicans in the Senate came to an agreement today on pending food safety legislation, Congress Daily (subscription) reports. The compromise will be introduced on the floor as a manager's amendment to replace the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510)which was approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee in November 2009. The managers’ amendment has not yet been released, but presumably it largely resembles S 510.

One reader comments: This isn't a food safety bill...its a draconian control bill that will criminalize small farms and home gardens.  Complete article

1 comment:

tal said...

Here's an analysis from Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund:

Food Safety: The Worst of Both Bills (HR 2749 & S 510)