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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” - - - everyone in business has to conform to his priorities - - - “
That is why B. Hussein Obama is a Communist Dictator.
On 7 August 1932 a law came into force that stipulated that all food was state property and that mere possession of food was evidence of a crime.
You want to control people? Control their food.
I would label him as a fascist over communist. Communists like to own businesses, but fascists just like to tell others what to do with their businesses, or else.
All part of the plan to starve the peasants so the ruling-class can live in the Walden paradise they deserve.
I'll kill my food.
F U B O!
as with all statist edicts, this will further raise prices while actually decreasing food safety.
” - - - but fascists just like to tell others what to do with their businesses, or else.”
So a gangsta would be a fascist?
“That is why B. Hussein Obama is a Communist Dictator.”
I think fascist is a better term. A communist wants the state to own everything (thus The People really own it), while a fascist allows private ownership of business but has a big say in how that business is run, from wages to products to, well, just about everything is regulated by some central fascist authority.
The only difference is that a fascist has the force of law behind him.
Did Michael Taylor NOT come from MONSANTO ?
Yes indeed he did!
AND what does Monsanto produce? Why it just may be genetically modified food! Or as those of us who pay attention, it’s called GMO seed for Genetically Modified Organism.
Yum! Tasty , built in insecticides like, Bt. (Bacillus Thuringenesis)
95 % of the soy in this country is GMO... who knew? So is the corn....Who knew?
THIS is Agenda 21 and Michael Taylor is getting his payoff for being the face of true evil.
What do you suppose happens to your gut after you eat this?
Organized crime is like government, or government is organized crime. I can never tell which. The protection rackets are the most obvious parallel. Even when gangsters meet market demand, as with women, licker, feel good pills, loose cigarettes, soon sody pop in NYC, or games of chance, they do so by violently enforcing their monopoly, exactly like government.
It’s not like people all over the country dropping dead from “unsafe” food.......
But what is the force of law but implied and actual violence that’s generally accepted as legitimate? I’m sure from time to time, here and there, gangsters have cut out their own little polities accepted by locals as every bit as legitimate as the state.
1. control food
2. control guns
3. control insurance
4. control the medical system
5. control the environment
6. control waterways
7. control schools
8. control unions
9. control the internet
10. control transportation
WHAT DID I MISS..?
John Stossel will have plenty of fodder for his program these next four years. We’re going to be regulated to death if not by other means.
And think of who this will hit. He is already hitting hard the low cost restaurant industry with ObamaCare, now he is increasing the price of food. This may not affect the large franchises as much, because most of them enforce higher standards than the old rules anyway, but for many it will raise the price of food as well.
He is also just hitting customers everywhere with a tax increase, so they will be in the mood to save money.
High end restaurants will survive, because the rich can pay no matter what the price, and every man needs a place to impress a girl. But on the low end, it is very price sensitive, and people can always bring a lunch pail to work. For the small restaurants and grocers, they are getting hit from every angle.
I would have rather the enemy had come in uniform.
And I think you're there.
POST OF THE DAY!
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.....
Yeah but many here campaigned against Romney and so for the pos dicatator Obama.
It took stupid government 4 years to come up with these non-flexible laws and regulations. Oh yeah that's going to help innovation and productivity? NOT. government moves at snails pace and is dictaorial . leave the free market alone you socialists pos, including you communist obama pos.
How much more are we going to take? We should secede and ban the stupid FDA,EPA, IRS, government schools etc.
Government should only do the military,border control, international issues.
We the people understand that government concentrates power and that absolute power corrupts absolutely. so in order to limit government and to preserve our freedom and individual rights, to protect our bill of rights we set up this constitution. We understand that in addition to being corrupt, evil , inefficient government just never works as well as the free market (capitallism) by orders of magnitude. So government should be limited to just the military, border control , immigration limiting, and international issues. All other functions should be left to the people and the free market. Only laws which protect individual rights to ownership, including gun ownership that preserve life and individual rights such as free speech, right to privacy, right to own property shall be allowed(of course including local laws against assault, murder,stealing, rape,trespassing). but we realize that science, government and especially the media will create false crisis in order to con the people into voting in more government power and at the same time less individual rights ( as in the “fiscal cliff”, global warming hoaxes of the media, government and science).We realize that the only threat to us is the government and media and such fake science. With google, the millions of products in the free market (thousands of which come out every day and many which cost only a $1 at the dollar tree) we can find the solution to practically all our problems and don't need government at any level , nor the media to tell us what to do or to solve our problems for us with all their government red tape( fema) and thousands of rules and regulations that don't make sense and slow down the free market.
This is only a first draft I just came up with and is not complete. any one have any ides to improve or add or delete of modify?
“...and that animals stay out of fields.”
WTF? Has anyone told the “free range farmers” about this?
I know the bureaucrats in Europe are so bacteriophobic that they demand beer and live culture cheeses be Pasteurized to kill the bacteria. But preventing animals from grazing in fields? Are they essentially proposing that all farm animals must be penned for their entire lives?
So, don't fear the bug, fear the gov.
My wife and I have been organic gardening, producing a sizable portion of our yearly food, using manure and BT for several decades now.
Maintaining a safe food supply falls into the category of "general Welfare." It is difficult to see how the free market could ensure a safe food supply, without a system in place to test food, without adequate science-based regulations and policies in place as a guide, or without a central clearing-house for information that must be disseminated rapidly to millions of people. Because in any system that depends on a free market reacting to a problem, people will needlessly get hurt or even killed by the time a problem is even discovered (if it can be identified at all).
I have no issue with the federal government fulfilling its constitutional duties. The problem I see is that legitimate constitutional functions are used as an excuse to cross over into tyranny (like forcing restaurants to stop using salt, even though it is a necessary nutrient).
Under Hitler, all the business owners who didn't do as they were told, were shot.
self control (on their part).
It says it “shall have the power,” not, “it must do.”
Abuse of the General Welfare clause is the most-employed method of unconstitutional expansion of Federal powers.
You didn't produce that! Someone else did.
You didn't produce that! Someone else did.
Yes, exactly, BO basically works for Monsanto. They should just call it “sweeping Franken-fake-food safety.”
How come the kings and queens demand all organic food in the White House? While we the peasants eat poison.
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