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  • Latest Action: Nov 30, 2010 Passed Senate with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 25. Record Vote Number: 257.

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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 November 30, 2010, with a roll call of 73 ayes, 25 nays, and 2 not voting.

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  • 14% of users support S.510

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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. This bill is now obsolete. It's text has been added as a substitute amendment to H.R.2751.

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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. This bill is now obsolete. It's text has been added as a substitute amendment to H.R.2751.

    Supporting Organizations

    • American Beverage Association

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    • American Grassfed Association

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    • Small Farms Conservancy

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    • Consumers Union

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    • Citizens for Health

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    • Western Organization of Resource Councils

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    • American Policy Center

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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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    • Intelligent Global Pooling Systems

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    Opposing Organizations

    • United Fresh Produce Association

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    • Produce Marketing Association

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    • Freedomworks

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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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    • 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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    • Competitive Enterprise Institute

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    • Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On November 30, 2009, by cadaverousmob - And when was the last time a bill has ACTUALLY protected Americans? haha Have you even read this bill? This bill would mean a complete federal takeover of all family farms, including the one in your backyard, which means you can't grow your own food without a federal license, which means that only corporations can grow food because of federal license regulations, which means consolidated corporate control of your food—complete control! Find out the truth here: http://www.naturalnews.com/025824.html You really need to watch the documentary Food, Inc.: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286537/ and find out the truth about your food—if you can even call it food anymore! Stop believing that the corporations and the government really care about Americans; if they did, then we wouldn't be in the mess that we're in today!

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      As noted by cadaverousmob, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 30, 2009, "And when was the last time a bill has ACTUALLY protected Americans? haha Have you even read this bill? This bill would mean a complete federal takeover of all family farms, including the one in your backyard, which means you can't grow your own food without a federal license, which means that only corporations can grow food because of federal license regulations, which means consolidated corporate control of your food—complete control! Find out the truth here: http://www.naturalnews.com/025824.html You really need to watch the documentary Food, Inc.: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286537/ and find out the truth about your food—if you can even call it food anymore! Stop believing that the corporations and the government really care about Americans; if they did, then we wouldn't be in the mess that we're in today!"
    • On April 26, 2010, by tnowlin - The regulations should be on genetic-modification and pesticide use. The large corporations aren't feeding the world; they are poisoning the world. Regulate them and leave the family farmers and truck-gardens alone.

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      As noted by tnowlin, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 26, 2010, "The regulations should be on genetic-modification and pesticide use. The large corporations aren't feeding the world; they are poisoning the world. Regulate them and leave the family farmers and truck-gardens alone."
    • On April 13, 2009, by cadaverousmob - FDA: Food and Drug Administration—what does food have to do with drugs? Why are they not two separate entities? I know why: so they can combine the two! This bill is nothing more than complete control of our food, so that they can put more poisonous chemicals like Rumsfeld's aspartame as well as more carcinogenic ingredients like formaldehyde (just Google). This bill is the same as the Codex Alimentarius eugenics plan. Vote NO or you'll end up being the FDA's guinea pig.

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      As noted by cadaverousmob, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 13, 2009, "FDA: Food and Drug Administration—what does food have to do with drugs? Why are they not two separate entities? I know why: so they can combine the two! This bill is nothing more than complete control of our food, so that they can put more poisonous chemicals like Rumsfeld's aspartame as well as more carcinogenic ingredients like formaldehyde (just Google). This bill is the same as the Codex Alimentarius eugenics plan. Vote NO or you'll end up being the FDA's guinea pig."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.510: ROADS SAFE Act of 2011 - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - March 06, 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 ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on March 06, 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 ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s510/show)
    • Stop S.510 – Fake “Food Safety” Bill | Wall Street Stocks | New ... - January 04, 2011 by Wall Street Stocks | New York Stock Exchange... - Dr Rima Laibow MD tells how massive public PUSH BACK has held of the forced industrialization of food bill, S.510 in the US Senate, since last November. Now the PUSH BACK must continue or we risk the bill being rushed through in ...

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      As noted by Wall Street Stocks | New York Stock Exchange... on January 04, 2011, "Dr Rima Laibow MD tells how massive public PUSH BACK has held of the forced industrialization of food bill, S.510 in the US Senate, since last November. Now the PUSH BACK must continue or we risk the bill being rushed through in ..." (http://www.wallstreetstocks.net/stop-s-510-fake-food-safety-bill)
    • Food Safety Bill Includes Important Exemptions for Local Farmers - January 04, 2011 by SustainableBusiness.com General News - On November 18, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), the only organic farmer in Congress, reached an agreement with the authors of S. 510 to include a new, compromise version of the Tester-Hagan amendment in the Senate food safety bill. ...

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      As noted by SustainableBusiness.com General News on January 04, 2011, "On November 18, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), the only organic farmer in Congress, reached an agreement with the authors of S. 510 to include a new, compromise version of the Tester-Hagan amendment in the Senate food safety bill. ..." (http://www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cfm/go/news.display/id/21671)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Food Safety Law as Civics Lesson - January 04, 2011 by Food Safety News - A week later, they passed S. 510 by a vote of three-to-one. But it wasn't over yet. Due to a drafting snafu, the Senate bill contained language imposing ...

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      As noted by Food Safety News on January 04, 2011, " A week later, they passed S. 510 by a vote of three-to-one. But it wasn't over yet. Due to a drafting snafu, the Senate bill contained language imposing ... " (http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/01/food-safety-bill-as-civics-lesson/)
    • President To Sign Historic Public Health Legislation Protecting US Families ... - January 03, 2011 by Medical News Today (press release) - The bipartisan FDA Food Modernization Act (S. 510) for the first time grants the Food and Drug Administration greater regulatory authority to inspect food ...

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      As noted by Medical News Today (press release) on January 03, 2011, " The bipartisan FDA Food Modernization Act (S. 510) for the first time grants the Food and Drug Administration greater regulatory authority to inspect food ... " (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/212660.php)
    • The Price of Safety: The Food Modernization act - January 03, 2011 by Examiner.com - A lot of fiery emails haved hit the author's in-box denouncing a new legislative behemoth, S. 510, which passed through the US Senate seemingly trouble free ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on January 03, 2011, " A lot of fiery emails haved hit the author's in-box denouncing a new legislative behemoth, S. 510, which passed through the US Senate seemingly trouble free ... " (http://www.examiner.com/comfort-food-in-san-francisco/the-price-of-safety-the-food-modernization-act)
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