Here is a link to how your Senators voted: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=s2010-257
Here is a link to the bill summary : http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-510&tab=summary
And, here is the link to the FDA's actual website... After you read all this stuff they are supposed to now be doing to protect us from ourselves... go see what they already do and ask if this bill is even necessary???
Here is the first section (Section 101) summary -
2. "Reasonably believes" "is likely" "affected in a similar manner" as an adulterated food... not "inspect suspected adulterated foods"??? This is hogwash.
3. EACH PERSON (farms and restaurants excluded, but NOT each person) who who processes, packs, distributes, receives, holds AN ARTICLE OF FOOD has to permit inspection... That means if you grow peaches on a garden tree, preserve and can them, keep it for yourself or god forbid, SEND them to friends and family, you are still on the hook for this massive government intrusion into your life.
4. So if "the secretary" feels there is a reasonable probability that use of or exposure (we'll say "use of" for this statement, as in "eating") will cause serious adverse health consequences or death they can inspect records... what if EACH PERSON doesn't maintain records? Do you keep records for you garden, your homemade jams, herbs you grow in a pot in the windowsill? But that point aside, what if you eat something fatty? Maybe something cooked in lard instead of vegetable oil? That can cause heart attacks, and that's pretty serious... you better get your record book open now, 'cuz the FDA is soon to be knocking on a door near you...
And that was a brief dissection of the summary of the FIRST section (there are 39 sections total).
Here are some highlights:
And your taxes and food costs go up!
SERIOUSLY? What has the FDA been doing since 1906?????
Again, better keep records on your jams and potluck dinner nights...
FDA, HHS, DHS, EPA, CDC... the list keeps getting bigger.
Now we police the rest of the world as well, not just with America's military, but with our expensive, expansive government programs as well? "All of your food are belong to us!"
Yes, because even after trying to read all those initials and letters in this section, we can still cut through to the BS and see that on the taxpayer dime, we are creating MORE GOVERNMENT JOBS.