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H.R.875 Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Apr 23, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Agriculture - Livestock, Dairy and Poultry

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Agriculture

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

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Bill Statistics on OpenCongress

  • 7% of users support H.R.875

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    7% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.875.
  • H.R.875 has been viewed 242,927 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Establishes the Food Safety Administration, charged with administering a national food safety program, strengthening and expanding foodborne illness surveillance system, establishing a national traceability system for food, and other responsibilities.

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    Supporting Organizations

    • Safe Tables Our Priority (STOP)

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    • Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention

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      I know that the organization Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention supports H.R.875
    • Food and Water Watch

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    • Trust for America's Health

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    • Center for Science in the Public Interest

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    • Consumer Federation of America

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    • Consumers Union

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    Opposing Organizations

    • International Dairy Foods Association

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    • International Advocates for Health Freedom

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On March 06, 2009, by jfreeman - Requiring farmers' markets to register and placing other undue regulatory burdens on local food economies? No thank you. This bill was no doubt written by lobbyists for the large food manufacturers in order to keep out small competition.

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      As noted by jfreeman, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 06, 2009, "Requiring farmers' markets to register and placing other undue regulatory burdens on local food economies? No thank you. This bill was no doubt written by lobbyists for the large food manufacturers in order to keep out small competition."
    • On March 10, 2009, by reaper527 - also, it allows for a "registration fee", that is determined by the administrator. so aside from the additional paperwork required by farmers (which would raise the cost of food) this fee could easily be large enough to keep small operations out of economic feasibility. you are absolutely right about this being a large manufacturer's lobbyists putting forth a bill.

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      As noted by reaper527, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 10, 2009, "also, it allows for a "registration fee", that is determined by the administrator. so aside from the additional paperwork required by farmers (which would raise the cost of food) this fee could easily be large enough to keep small operations out of economic feasibility. you are absolutely right about this being a large manufacturer's lobbyists putting forth a bill. "
    • On March 07, 2009, by sanfords - (14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation. This bill reaches down to your back yard - the federal government's jurisdiction does not include your back yard - oppose this bill.

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      As noted by sanfords, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 07, 2009, "(14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation. This bill reaches down to your back yard - the federal government's jurisdiction does not include your back yard - oppose this bill."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut (D) - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 08, 2012 by opencongress.org - Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has been getting a lot of attention on OpenCongress for her sponsorship of the controversial <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h875/show">Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.</a> The bill would create

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 08, 2012, "Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has been getting a lot of attention on OpenCongress for her sponsorship of the controversial &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h875/show&quot;&gt;Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.&lt;/a&gt; The bill would create" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400103_Rosa_DeLauro&sa=U&ei=3xkBULu2NOXg2wWI08GgCw&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNE5j24Xq6OltLac7OqrJ4Vfj_nWEQ)
    • Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut (D) - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 08, 2012 by opencongress.org - Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has been getting a lot of attention on OpenCongress for her sponsorship of the controversial <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h875/show">Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.</a> The bill would create

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 08, 2012, "Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has been getting a lot of attention on OpenCongress for her sponsorship of the controversial &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h875/show&quot;&gt;Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.&lt;/a&gt; The bill would create" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400103_Rosa_DeLauro&sa=U&ei=Vcb_T-LiK4PC2wXb34SxBA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFOvB0CKsHBT9kug2so_Nx7I2FPkg)
    • Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut (D) - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 08, 2012 by opencongress.org - Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has been getting a lot of attention on OpenCongress for her sponsorship of the controversial <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h875/show">Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.</a> The bill would create

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 08, 2012, "Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) has been getting a lot of attention on OpenCongress for her sponsorship of the controversial &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h875/show&quot;&gt;Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009.&lt;/a&gt; The bill would create" (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400103_Rosa_DeLauro&sa=U&ei=9hD_T9WEO-a02AXm8b3ABA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNG7yoDQa_SQe4B6a4cxYUvJDVQxcg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - December 03, 2010 by OpEdNews - With that said, Obama has successfully enacted legislation like the Clean Energy Act, but he has also conceded the enacting of such Bills as S 510, HR 875 ...

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      As noted by OpEdNews on December 03, 2010, " With that said, Obama has successfully enacted legislation like the Clean Energy Act, but he has also conceded the enacting of such Bills as S 510, HR 875 ... " (http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Environment-Corporate-by-Steven-Forrest-101201-435.html)
    • Will Glenn Beck Kill the Food Safety Bill? - November 22, 2010 by BNET (blog) - YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEMISE OF AMERICA! these billls HR 875, SR 425, HR 814, HR 759 completely take away rights from everyone! 1. ...

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      As noted by BNET (blog) on November 22, 2010, " YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEMISE OF AMERICA! these billls HR 875, SR 425, HR 814, HR 759 completely take away rights from everyone! 1. ... " (http://www.bnet.com/blog/food-industry/will-glenn-beck-kill-the-food-safety-bill/2040)
    • S.510, Food Control (aka, People Control) for Dummies - November 18, 2010 by OpEdNews - To understand this abnormal behavior, we have to return to the scene of the 2009 crime, when the father of S.510 was introduced into the Congress, HR.875. ...

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      As noted by OpEdNews on November 18, 2010, " To understand this abnormal behavior, we have to return to the scene of the 2009 crime, when the father of S.510 was introduced into the Congress, HR.875. ... " (http://www.opednews.com/articles/S-510-Food-Control-aka--by-Robert-D-Palmer-101117-972.html)
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