Skip to comments.Safe and Secure Food Act of 2005
Posted on 02/02/2006 5:31:12 AM PST by Calpernia
July 28, 2005
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
TITLE I--FOOD SECURITY
SEC. 101. FOOD SECURITY FOR MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS.
`SEC. 411. FOOD SECURITY.
SEC. 102. FOOD SECURITY FOR POULTRY AND POULTRY FOOD PRODUCTS.
SEC. 103. FOOD SECURITY FOR EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS.
`SEC. 27. FOOD SECURITY.
SEC. 104. CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION.
SEC. 111. FOOD SECURITY FOR FOOD PRODUCTS.
`SEC. 416. FOOD SECURITY.
Subtitle C--Inspector Training
SEC. 121. INSPECTOR TRAINING FOR FOOD SECURITY.
TITLE II--RECALL AUTHORITY Subtitle A--Department of Agriculture
SEC. 201. FOOD SAFETY ENFORCEMENT FOR MEAT AND MEAT FOOD PRODUCTS.
`SEC. 412. NOTIFICATION, NONDISTRIBUTION, AND RECALL OF ADULTERATED OR MISBRANDED ARTICLES.
`SEC. 413. REFUSAL OR WITHDRAWAL OF INSPECTION OF ESTABLISHMENTS.
`SEC. 414. CIVIL PENALTIES.
SEC. 202. FOOD SAFETY ENFORCEMENT FOR POULTRY AND POULTRY FOOD PRODUCTS.
SEC. 203. FOOD SAFETY ENFORCEMENT FOR EGGS AND EGG PRODUCTS.
`SEC. 28. NOTIFICATION, NONDISTRIBUTION, AND RECALL OF ADULTERATED OR MISBRANDED ARTICLES.
`SEC. 29. REFUSAL OR WITHDRAWAL OF INSPECTION OF ESTABLISHMENTS.
`SEC. 30. CIVIL PENALTIES.
SEC. 204. LIABILITY.
Subtitle B--Food and Drug Administration
SEC. 211. FOOD SAFETY ENFORCEMENT FOR FOOD.
`SEC. 417. NOTIFICATION, NONDISTRIBUTION, AND RECALL OF ADULTERATED OR MISBRANDED FOOD.
`SEC. 418. REFUSAL OR WITHDRAWAL OF INSPECTION OF ESTABLISHMENTS.
`SEC. 419. CIVIL PENALTIES.
SEC. 212. LIABILITY.
TITLE III--IMPORTED FOOD
SEC. 301. IMPORTED FOOD.
TITLE IV--RISK ASSESSMENT INFORMATION SHARING
SEC. 401. RISK ASSESSMENT INFORMATION SHARING.
S. 1534: Safe and Secure Food Act of 2005
Official Title: A bill to reduce the risk to the food supply from intentional contamination, and for other purposes.
Status: Introduced (By Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL])
This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced Senate bills go first to Senate committees that consider whether the bill should be presented to the Senate as a whole. The majority of bills never make it out of committee.
Introduced: Jul 28, 2005 Last Action: Jul 28, 2005: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
(1) developing a security plan that addresses the specific and vulnerabilities of the establishment (your farm)
(2) developing an emergency response plan for the establishment (Farm)
(3) securing establishment boundaries (Gate it Danno, don't let anyone on your property including those predators, human and animal)
(4) providing guards, alarms, and outside lighting, as necessary (sounds like a concentration camp to me)
(5) performing background checks before hiring new personnel (ok all! every time you hire people or acquire an animal, it's a background check!)
(6) limiting access to the establishment; (Now we have to post a sign outside warning people premise is hazardous-if passed)
(7) accounting for missing stock (Now how many chicks did I have?)
(8) implementing mail-handling procedures; and
(9) such other security procedures (A little vague I would say) as the Secretary determines to be necessary to prevent unintentional or = intentional contamination of meat and meat food products.
Backgroun info on what the heck is going on.
USDA steps up efforts to track livestock
National Property Owners
Full research sections on National Animal Identification System (NAIS)
Healthy People 2010
Information on where the funding came from for NAIS
Animal Tagging and SCHOOL LUNCHES???
Information on some of the partners on these posts
Digital Angel and Microchip
Info on the technology that will be used for the tagging
The draft "Strategic Plan" for NAIS
list all of the animal codings includes:
Clams = CLM, crawfish = CRA, catfish = CTF, mussels = MSL, oysters = OYS, salmon = SAL, striped bass = SBA, shrimp = SHR, scallops = SLP, tilapia = TIL, trout = TRO, bovine (bison and cattle) = BOV, camelid (alpaca and llama) = CAM, caprine (goats) = CAP, deer = DEE, elk = ELK, equine (horses1) = EQU, ovine (sheep) = OVI, porcine (swine) = POR, chickens = CHI, ducks = DUC, geese = GEE, guineas = GUI, pigeon = PGN, pheasants = PHE, quail = QUA, turkeys = TUR. (Table 10, page 15 of the program standard. And then there is a much larger breakdown of breeds within categories in the technical standards supplement on pages 14-17.) http://animalid.aphis.usda.gov/nais/about/pdf/NAIS_Technical_Supplement_072605.pdf
Disbanding the FDA and the FTC would be a good first step, but more is required. The FDA has openly allowed TV advertising for dangerous and ineffective drugs to help the bottom line for pharmaceutical poison manufacturers, thus putting the lives of viewers at risk for profit.
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