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H.R.2749 Food Safety Enhancement Act, 111th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Aug 03, 2009 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Energy and Commerce - Health

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on July 30, 2009, with a roll call of 283 ayes, 142 nays, and 8 not voting.

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  • 20% of users support H.R.2749

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  • H.R.2749 has been viewed 142,535 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would give the FDA greater regulatory powers over the national food supply and food providers with the goal of preventing food-borne illnesses and ensuring food safety. More specifically, it would increase the frequency of FDA inspections of food processing plants, expand the FDA's traceback capabilities for when outbreaks do occur, give the FDA mandatory recall authority, and require food facilities to have safety plans in place in order to mitigate hazards. Concurrently, the bill would impose annual registration fees of $500 on all facilities holding, processing, or manufacturing food and require that such facilities also engaged in the transport or packing of food maintain pedigrees of the origin and previous distribution history of the food. The bill is an enhancement to H.R.759, and to a lesser extent, H.R. 857, previously proposed food safety bills in the 111th Congress.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would give the FDA greater regulatory powers over the national food supply and food providers with the goal of preventing food-borne illnesses and ensuring food safety. More specifically, it would increase the frequency of FDA inspections of food processing plants, expand the FDA's traceback capabilities for when outbreaks do occur, give the FDA mandatory recall authority, and require food facilities to have safety plans in place in order to mitigate hazards. Concurrently, the bill would impose annual registration fees of $500 on all facilities holding, processing, or manufacturing food and require that such facilities also engaged in the transport or packing of food maintain pedigrees of the origin and previous distribution history of the food. The bill is an enhancement to H.R.759, and to a lesser extent, H.R. 857, previously proposed food safety bills in the 111th Congress.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Consumer Federation of America

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    • Consumers Union

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    • themiddleclass.org

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    • Center for Science in the Public Interest

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    • Grocery Manufacturers Association

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    • National Cattlemen's Beef Association

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    • American Sheep Industry Association

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    • National Pork Producers Council

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    • National Grocers Association

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    • National Corn Growers Association

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    • United Fresh Produce Association

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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    • Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organization, Inc.

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    • Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of America

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    • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

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    • National Organic Coalition

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 29, 2009, by amandacaudill - The FDA needs to be abolished. They have done more bad then good. This will destroy farming and put in factory farming. There is nothing like buying low quality meat, produce and dairy and cheap prices...Waxman needs to get out of Politics and live on an island where he can regulate the way the birds Sh*t so he wont have any global warming. What a crock.

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      As noted by amandacaudill, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 29, 2009, "The FDA needs to be abolished. They have done more bad then good. This will destroy farming and put in factory farming. There is nothing like buying low quality meat, produce and dairy and cheap prices...Waxman needs to get out of Politics and live on an island where he can regulate the way the birds Sh*t so he wont have any global warming. What a crock. "
    • On June 18, 2009, by observateur - This bill is dreadfully incomplete. I’m seeing the phrase “may contain” & “may set forth” an extraordinary number of times. This bill is being left for the bureaucrats at the FDA to complete after it is passed into law.

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      As noted by observateur, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 18, 2009, "This bill is dreadfully incomplete. I’m seeing the phrase “may contain” & “may set forth” an extraordinary number of times. This bill is being left for the bureaucrats at the FDA to complete after it is passed into law."
    • On June 17, 2009, by delio302003 - Does this mean that I can't grow my food without government interference? Are they kidding? I don't want the GMO stuff. It could be poison for all I know.

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      As noted by delio302003, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 17, 2009, "Does this mean that I can't grow my food without government interference? Are they kidding? I don't want the GMO stuff. It could be poison for all I know."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.2749: Nanotechnology Advancement and New ... - OpenCongress - July 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - ... (13) · Comments (0). This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. ... to Slider's Dugout Message Board - Msg: 26609572. www.opencong

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 31, 2011, "... (13) · Comments (0). This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. ... to Slider's Dugout Message Board - Msg: 26609572. www.opencong" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2749/show&sa=U&ei=cCssT8fCFqq42wXk9_CPDw&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFl1Prm_nIMHtDXRyPjcGGCvXIEUQ)
    • H.R.2749: Nanotechnology Advancement and New ... - OpenCongress - July 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s510/text · www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2749/show. This bill would give the FDA greater regulatory ... supply and food providers with the goal of .... According to Citizens for Health (http: ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 31, 2011, "www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s510/text · www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2749/show. This bill would give the FDA greater regulatory ... supply and food providers with the goal of .... According to Citizens for Health (http: ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2749/show&sa=U&ei=J98oT_7ALsma2gX6zsTCAg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFJ-0D88PxIdb5GGoX8rm2PM0d0Pw)
    • H.R.2749: Nanotechnology Advancement and New ... - OpenCongress - July 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s510/text · www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2749/show. This bill would give the FDA greater regulatory ... supply and food providers with the goal of .... According to Citizens for Health (http: ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 31, 2011, "www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s510/text · www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h2749/show. This bill would give the FDA greater regulatory ... supply and food providers with the goal of .... According to Citizens for Health (http: ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2749/show&sa=U&ei=VDcoT-b6HKOA2wXXma3sAg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGFF3P4bbyy0lDoW7jXu3uNlcFkFQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - December 06, 2010 by Huffington Post - In July 2009, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 2749. One week ago, the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) ...

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      As noted by Huffington Post on December 06, 2010, " In July 2009, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 2749. One week ago, the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) ... " (http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2010/12/08/house_democrats_unveil_massive_budget_bill/)
    • - December 06, 2010 by Huffington Post - In July 2009, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 2749. One week ago, the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) ...

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      As noted by Huffington Post on December 06, 2010, " In July 2009, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed HR 2749. One week ago, the Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) ... " (http://peoplesworld.org/congress-passes-major-food-safety-bill/)
    • S-510 HITS A SNAG, BUT BE WARY - December 06, 2010 by NewsWithViews.com - Make no mistake about this, SB 510, or HR 2749 are worse than the Patriot Act, the Health Care bill, and the Federal Reserve Act combined. ...

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      As noted by NewsWithViews.com on December 06, 2010, " Make no mistake about this, SB 510, or HR 2749 are worse than the Patriot Act, the Health Care bill, and the Federal Reserve Act combined. ... " (http://www.newswithviews.com/Hannes/doreen109.htm)
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