Skip to comments.FDA begins implementing sweeping food-safety law
Posted on 01/04/2013 7:45:19 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
The Obama administration moved ahead Friday with the first major overhaul of the nations food-safety system in more than 70 years, proposing tough new standards for fruit and vegetable producers and food manufacturers.
The long-awaited proposals by the Food and Drug Administration are part of a fundamental change aimed at preventing food-borne outbreaks caused by everything from leafy greens to canteloupes to peanut butter rather than simply reacting to them. Every year, contaminated foods sicken an estimated 48 million Americans and kill 3,000.
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All yer foods are belong ta us.
“I’ll kill my food”
Why do you think they have re-introduced the wolf. (statement, does not require a ?)
I just looked that up and the rest of the paragraph is “food for thought”: Among the most enthusiastic enforcers of the law were urban members of youth organisations, educated under the Soviet system, who fanned out into the countryside in order to prevent the “theft” of state property. They constructed and staffed watchtowers (over 700 in the Odessa region alone) to ensure that no peasants took food home from the fields. The youth brigades lived off the land, eating what they confiscated from the peasants. They often humiliated the starving peasants by forcing them to box each other for sport, or forcing them to crawl and bark like dogs. Under the pretext of grain confiscation, the brigades routinely raped women living alone.
” - - - A communist wants the state to own everything - - - “
So does that make the Federal Housing Agency a Communist entity?
They own more home loans (by way of Federal Loan guarantees) than any other entity.
Is Obama”care” also a Communist entity?
Higher food prices and more small businesses eliminated. More jobs lost.
Around 3,000 people in the US die every year, and around 48 million become ill. There are always food recalls.
I got food poisoning a few months ago. I had to get an IV for dehydration, and pills to stop the nausea. It was not fun.
I haven't seen the text of the law, to know if it is based on scientific advice, or if it is just another power-grab in the name of a legitimate government function. Maintaining food safety is a huge challenge.
That's easy. The Mob has a code and therre are some things that even they won't do. Progs have no such restrictions as the ends always justity the means.
You always have to watch what Obama is doing with his other hand. While all the media’s attention has kept us focused on the Fiscal Cliff, Obama’s regulatory people just slipped a big one past us that could have much more enduring and profound consequences on our country. Similar to his EPA declaring CO2 to be a hazardous substance. Similar to his regulations requiring “economic justice” to be factored into every federal government funded transportation project.
Maybe it's time to form a "virtual nation"? Let the physical nations compete for the benefits of the economy of a virtual economy that is always ready and able to relocate elsewhere. (I'm not sure this is possible?)
If I were in the food production business, I would look at either exporting, or importing the food I used. If as a farmer I didn’t have to have these new regulations if I exported, or if I could just import food, I may do that.
The stupidity of our government is breathtaking. I wash produce before eating it. That is a dramatically more sensible option than trying to keep birds, bunnies, squirrels, and for all we know bees from entering farmland. As for adding $30k to a farm's annual costs, I don't think anyone in the Obama Administration has even the slightest clue how economics works (unless they really are trying to destroy our economy).
And don't forget, the inheritance taxes are back now. Many large farms will have to be sold instead of inherited and farmed.
This means more families will be harvesting their meals from dumpsters.
“WHAT DID I MISS..?”
The air that we breathe or perhaps the CO2 we exhale.
Let’s not blow this out of proportion. For 70 years we’ve been suffering and now, finally, somebody’s doing something about our safe, cheap food.
It sure is a huge challenge! I mean, there’s no way mankind could feed themselves and survive WITHOUT THIS LAW, is there?
This is yet another unconstitutional power grab.
NEXT: FDA regulated dumpsters.....