Food Safety Modernization Act describes “the most significant change to the legislation on food safety in seven decades, “said Helena Bottemiller new food safety. How is this important bill has made progress in its journey towards the law? Slowly. He led the House in July 2009 and was subsequently blocked in the Senate. Finally, November 30, 2010, the Senate adopted the bill a resounding 73-25 majority.
So, now it will finally become law? Not so fast. The Senate version is not the same as the House version. Now that the Senate debated and reviewed the revised version of the house, the house of the Senate version. The bill has little bipartisan support in Congress, but if it is not in the “lame duck” session is over, he can never do. The New York Times “Top House Democrats said they simply consider passing the Senate version of the consent rate. ”
What are the objectives of food security Modernization Act? According to Daniel Fromson, producer of the food chain in Atlantic Canada, “The bill aims to increase the frequency of inspections and require institutions to restore the s & # XE9; curity plans must give the agency [FDA] mandatory recall authority, and hold imported food at the same level as in Germany. “In short, it would the FDA, approximately 80% of our food supply more power and more resources than our food supply should be monitored more secure. The bill would cost $ 1400000000 over four years.
How the House of Representatives and the Senate version? the difference between the House version says the New York Times more money for inspections and fewer exceptions to the rules therein contained. The Senate bill has moved an amendment to the exemption for producers who sell less than $ 500 000 worth of food and sell mostly locally. This addition came in response to complaints that the bill removed the onerous obligations, small farmers into bankruptcy.
Neither version addresses the problem of overlapping functions between the various federal agencies to monitor food safety , a situation which complicates coordination.
reduce the number of foodborne illnesses is an important national goal, but difficult to achieve, in part because of the increasing globalization of the food supply our country. The New York Times , “Nearly a fifth of the nation’s food supply and as much as three quarters of imported seafood but the FDA inspects less than one pound a million of these imported foods. “If this law comes into force, the FDA will have more control on food imports
Food Safety Modernization Act (Senate Bill 510) w &. # Xe4; re Federal Food Drug and Cosmetics Act change very (FFDCA) and extend the authority of the Secretary of Health and Social Services.
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