Food Safety Legislation

Food Safety Legislation


Food Safety Bill Threatens Natural Health Options
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House Bill HR 2479 – Criminal Sanctions fact sheet
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act still contains dangerous provisions that threaten access to natural health options.The FDA Food Modernization Act (S. 510), also referred to as the “Food Safety” bill, has been modified to exempt dietary supplements from language that otherwise creates a slippery slope toward U.S. harmonization with Codex Alimentarius. ANH-USA worked to protect the natural health community from this dangerous provision that threatened access to high quality, therapeutic supplement doses by working with key senators to modify the language, now for the second time.
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stop Contact Your Representative and House Speaker Pelosi Immediately — Stop the Resurrected Food Safety Bill
Sunday night, Dec 20, in one of the most underhanded and outrageous legislative maneuvers we’ve seen, the Senate passed the language of S. 510, the Food Safety bill, by a unanimous consent agreement. It now goes to the House of Representatives. We have one last chance to stop it!
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FDA Wants $220M from Food Producers After Congress Already Said No
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Can’t get what you want by legitimate means? Just try an end-run around the system!
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New FDA Food Detention Powers Could Endanger Your Access to Food and Supplements
FDA Food Detention November 29, 2011
They no longer need evidence that a product is harmful. Just a suspicion that there’s an error in the paperwork.
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House Cuts FDA Budget by $285 Million!
FDA budget June 21, 2011
And with that budget hit, the so-called “food safety” law can’t be implemented—and no money to approve Frankenfish! This is huge!
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The “Food Safety” Saga: Our Job Is Just Beginning
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The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act had more twists and turns than a big-city sewer system. Unexpected passage of the legislation at the very end of the lame duck Congress does not bring the story to a close. The fight goes on.
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Both House and Senate Vote YES on Food Safety Bill
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Moments ago, the House of Representatives passed the Food Safety bill—which the Senate, in one of the most underhanded legislative maneuvers we’ve ever seen, approved late Sunday night. It now goes to the president to be signed into law.
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Last Minute Washington Back-Room Dealing on Food Safety
June 7 Big Government December 14, 2010
We may have only one more chance to keep the dreadful so-called “food safety” language from becoming law through a legislative subterfuge. We have (quite literally!) up-to-the-minute information for you.
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Food Safety Bill Language Has Been Resurrected!
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On December 8, the House of Representatives passed a Continuing Resolution (CR). But this CR which included the language of the Senate food safety bill—language that will affect small food producers most of all. It will completely transform the food and farming industries—for the worse.
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Who’s Trying to Scuttle the Amendment that Protected Organic and Family Farms? Big Food on the Attack!
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We reveal the thirty agribusiness front groups and industrial agriculture lobbyists that continue to fight the Tester amendment.
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Senate Food Safety Update
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The bill, with language that is substantially different from its original version, passed the Senate on Tuesday morning by a vote of 73 to 25. Our update has up-to-the-minute information.
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Food Safety Bill Update
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Things can change very quickly on Capitol Hill. On the heels of last week’s triumph stopping the completely unacceptable Leahy bill, we have more news on the Senate Food Safety Bill (S. 510).
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True Food Safety
Apple a Day September 14, 2010
The CDC estimates that one in four Americans become ill each year from foodborne illnesses. The current Food Safety bills will not make this better—they will almost certainly make it worse. We want to share the rest of our strategy with you.
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Factory Farming—The Real Problem
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On August 13, egg producers issued a recall of over half a billion eggs that were contaminated with salmonella. What you need to know about this and why the EPA needs to do its job.
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A BPA Ban In The Food Safety Bill?
May 11, 2010
The widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is an estrogen-mimicker. Some 200 animal studies have suggested that the substance is very harmful. Over 90 percent of Americans show some BPA in their “body burden”.
It is especially hard to avoid BPA since it is used in plastic containers and food liners and is even used to make the coating on the receipts we get at stores. For most urban residents, the handling of these receipts is thought to be the number one source of BPA in the body. About 2 billion pounds of BPA are produced in the United States each year.
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Food Safety Bill Passes on Second Attempt
Press Release
For Immediate Release: July 30, 2009
The American Association for Health Freedom today expressed extreme regret over legislation, passed today by the House of Representatives, aimed at improving our nation’s food safety. The bill, H.R. 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act (FSEA), was passed under a procedure that allowed for no amendments after rejection of a similar procedure the previous day.
“This legislation needed to be improved,” said Tami Wahl, legislative director of the American Association for Health Freedom (AAHF). “Unfortunately, the process by which it was considered did not allow for this improvement.”
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Food Safety Bill Set Quietly for House Vote
Press Release
For Immediate Release: July 27, 2009
Food safety legislation is being fast-tracked with almost no notice. HR2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act, completely revamps FDA and grants expansive authority with no oversight. The bill was introduced on June 8, 2009, by Rep. John Dingell (D–MI), was immediately voted out of the Health Subcommittee on June 10, and was sent to the Energy and Commerce Committee. On June 17, HR2749 left Energy and Commerce, and is now set to be voted upon by the full House this Tuesday or Wednesday and the revised bill has yet to be released for review by Congress.
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New Bill (HR2749) Gives FDA Unheard-of Power Over Small Farmers, Food and Supplement Producers
United States Capitol July 7, 2009
A new, long-awaited food safety bill is now before the US House of Representatives. It is the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, or FSEA. Introduced by Reps. Henry Waxman (D–CA) and John Dingell (D–MI), the FSEA is meant to address food safety concerns. But as you will see, much of it is not about food safety at all. Food safety issues have arisen from large agricultural operations. But this bill places its harshest burdens on small food producers and supplement producers.
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