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H.R.2751 FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 04, 2011 Became Public Law No: 111-353.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce - Environment and Hazardous Materials

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 21, 2010, with a roll call of 215 ayes, 144 nays, and 74 not voting.

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  • 21% of users support H.R.2751

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • The bill would increase the FDA's regulatory authority over the food production system in order to prevent contamination and food-borne illness outbreaks. It would give the FDA mandatory recall authority, require food producers to have qualifying plans in place for identifying and addressing safety risks, require importers to verify the safety of all imported foods, and more. Small farms and food facilities that do less than $500,000 in sales annually and sell most of their food locally would be exempt from most of the new regulations in the bill. For more information, follow the updates on our blog.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: The bill would increase the FDA's regulatory authority over the food production system in order to prevent contamination and food-borne illness outbreaks. It would give the FDA mandatory recall authority, require food producers to have qualifying plans in place for identifying and addressing safety risks, require importers to verify the safety of all imported foods, and more. Small farms and food facilities that do less than $500,000 in sales annually and sell most of their food locally would be exempt from most of the new regulations in the bill. For more information, follow the updates on our blog.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Consumers Union

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    • Citizens for Health

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    • American Policy Center

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    • American Grassfed Association

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    • American Beverage Association

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    • Small Farms Conservancy

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    • US Chamber of Commerce

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    • Alternative Energy Resources Organization

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    • National Automatic Merchandising Association

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    • Council for Responsible Nutrition

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    • American Goat Society

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    • Small Farmer's Journal

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    • Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance

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    • Intelligent Global Pooling Systems

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Freedomworks

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    • Competitive Enterprise Institute

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    • American Mushroom Institute

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    • National Potato Council

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    • National Watermelon Association

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    • Produce Marketing Association

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    • United Fresh Produce Association

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    • The John Birch Society

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    • National Cattleman's Beef Association

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    • Western Growers

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    • American Academy of Microbiology

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    • Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 21, 2009, by Whackamole - First, a government take over of the Car Industry being hard pressed by the Cap & Trade [EPA & all the other global warming lies & misrepresentations] Americans were opposed to this & did not want to become shareholders of the Auto Industry. How convenient they now suddenly turn around & manipulate the public into a buying THEIR newer cars. I will never buy another GM or Chrysler car as long as I live. Secondly, they derailed our Court system by manipulating our Bankruptcy Courts & by usurping the shareholders by placing the Unions above them in ownership and entitlement. Third, American citizens lost & are still losing jobs over this only to have them be granted to the Chinese in their deal in the purchase. I will not lease a government car & neither would I rent one for a road trip! You can go to Youtube & see the video spoof of Pelosi's new car. This is about "Forcing" the American people into their Global Green World & I am referring to their money & environment.

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      As noted by Whackamole, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 21, 2009, "First, a government take over of the Car Industry being hard pressed by the Cap & Trade [EPA & all the other global warming lies & misrepresentations] Americans were opposed to this & did not want to become shareholders of the Auto Industry. How convenient they now suddenly turn around & manipulate the public into a buying THEIR newer cars. I will never buy another GM or Chrysler car as long as I live. Secondly, they derailed our Court system by manipulating our Bankruptcy Courts & by usurping the shareholders by placing the Unions above them in ownership and entitlement. Third, American citizens lost & are still losing jobs over this only to have them be granted to the Chinese in their deal in the purchase. I will not lease a government car & neither would I rent one for a road trip! You can go to Youtube & see the video spoof of Pelosi's new car. This is about "Forcing" the American people into their Global Green World & I am referring to their money & environment. "
    • On July 05, 2009, by mojaverat - This bill just shows how ignorant politicians are and how little they care for those who sent in the $4500 per transaction. The government's only source of "revenue" is through the money they take from people. In this instance, they are redistributing the from one person to another person to entice them to buy a new car. If government is by, of and for the people, here is the test you can always apply to a bill to determine if it should be supported, applied to this ignorant, stupid person vote-buying bill: Would you have the ability to go to your neighbor to the left and demand that they give you $4500, so you could then give it to your neighbor to the right who bought a newer, more fuel efficient vehicle? If you answer is "no", then you understand how this vote should go down according to the founding documents of this country.

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      As noted by mojaverat, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 05, 2009, "This bill just shows how ignorant politicians are and how little they care for those who sent in the $4500 per transaction. The government's only source of "revenue" is through the money they take from people. In this instance, they are redistributing the from one person to another person to entice them to buy a new car. If government is by, of and for the people, here is the test you can always apply to a bill to determine if it should be supported, applied to this ignorant, stupid person vote-buying bill: Would you have the ability to go to your neighbor to the left and demand that they give you $4500, so you could then give it to your neighbor to the right who bought a newer, more fuel efficient vehicle? If you answer is "no", then you understand how this vote should go down according to the founding documents of this country."
    • On June 22, 2009, by Waiting2Trade - I want to thank all the tax payers for buying my "clunker", now I can get that camaro (V6=29mpg highway,V8=25mpg) I've had my eye own. ;) O'yea I get to claim the taxes I paid for it at year end too, lol.

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      As noted by Waiting2Trade, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 22, 2009, "I want to thank all the tax payers for buying my "clunker", now I can get that camaro (V6=29mpg highway,V8=25mpg) I've had my eye own. ;) O'yea I get to claim the taxes I paid for it at year end too, lol. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • HR2751: Joining Forces for Military Mental Health Act - OpenCongress - October 15, 2011 by opencongress.org - Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... L. 111-353, H.R. 2751. RT o

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      As noted by opencongress.org on October 15, 2011, "Or, if you know of a news article about this bill to display here, email us the web address of this page and the web address of your suggested news article: Our editorial team will post relevant links as quickly as possible. ... L. 111-353, H.R. 2751. RT o" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2751/show)
    • H.R.2751: Joining Forces for Military Mental Health ... - OpenCongress - July 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Short: Joining Forces for Military Mental Health Act as introduced. Official: To authorize a pilot program on enhancements of Department of Defense efforts on mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through community partnership

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 31, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Joining Forces for Military Mental Health Act as introduced. Official: To authorize a pilot program on enhancements of Department of Defense efforts on mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through community partnership" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2751/show&sa=U&ei=3EeST__lKYfU2AX96YTxBA&ved=0CDAQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNHc5b9_dan1m31PhO0QHLJPIxvDvQ)
    • H.R.2751: Joining Forces for Military Mental Health ... - OpenCongress - July 31, 2011 by opencongress.org - All Bill Titles. Short: Joining Forces for Military Mental Health Act as introduced. Official: To authorize a pilot program on enhancements of Department of Defense efforts on mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through community partnership

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 31, 2011, "All Bill Titles. Short: Joining Forces for Military Mental Health Act as introduced. Official: To authorize a pilot program on enhancements of Department of Defense efforts on mental health in the National Guard and Reserves through community partnership" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h2751/show&sa=U&ei=CwKNT5uzMeiU2AWh5aiSDA&ved=0CC8QmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNG9cIrLUmf19TOBLZQOly9Y8Hu11w)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - January 03, 2011 by California Healthline - President Obama on Tuesday is expected to sign the food safety overhaul bill (HR 2751) into law, the New York Times ' "The Caucus" reports. ...

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      As noted by California Healthline on January 03, 2011, " President Obama on Tuesday is expected to sign the food safety overhaul bill (HR 2751) into law, the New York Times ' "The Caucus" reports. ... " (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/03/AR2011010305668.html)
    • - January 03, 2011 by California Healthline - President Obama on Tuesday is expected to sign the food safety overhaul bill (HR 2751) into law, the New York Times ' "The Caucus" reports. ...

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      As noted by California Healthline on January 03, 2011, " President Obama on Tuesday is expected to sign the food safety overhaul bill (HR 2751) into law, the New York Times ' "The Caucus" reports. ... " (http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2011/01/04/con-us-food-safety.html)
    • Obama Expected To Sign Food Safety Legislation To Expand FDA Powers - January 03, 2011 by California Healthline - President Obama on Tuesday is expected to sign the food safety overhaul bill (HR 2751) into law, the New York Times ' "The Caucus" reports. ...

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      As noted by California Healthline on January 03, 2011, " President Obama on Tuesday is expected to sign the food safety overhaul bill (HR 2751) into law, the New York Times ' "The Caucus" reports. ... " (http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2011/1/4/obama-expected-to-sign-food-safety-legislation-to-expand-fda-powers.aspx)
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