SENATE BILL 510
SEC. 206. FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITIES.
(a) Authorities- In carrying out the duties of the Administrator and the purposes of this Act, the Administrator shall have the authority, with respect to food production facilities, to:
(1) visit and inspect food production facilities in the United States and in foreign countries to determine if they are operating in compliance with the requirements of the food safety law;
(2) review food safety records as required to be kept by the Administrator under section 210 and for other food safety purposes;
(3) set good practice standards to protect the public and animal health and promote food safety;
(4) conduct monitoring and surveillance of animals, plants, products, or the environment, as appropriate;
(5) collect and maintain information relevant to public health and farm practices.
(b) Inspection of Records- A food production facility shall permit the Administrator upon presentation of appropriate credentials and at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner, to have access to and ability to copy all records maintained by or on behalf of such food production establishment in any format (including paper or electronic) and at any location, that are necessary to assist the Administrator:
(1) to determine whether the food is contaminated, adulterated, or otherwise not in compliance with the food safety law; or
(2) to track the food in commerce.
(c) Regulations- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture and representatives of State departments of agriculture, shall promulgate regulations to establish science-based minimum standards for the safe production of food by food production facilities. Such regulations shall:
(1) consider all relevant hazards, including those occurring naturally,and those that may be unintentionally or intentionally introduced;
(2) require each food production facility to have a written food safety plan that describes the likely hazards and preventive controls implemented to address those hazards;
(3) include with respect to growing, harvesting, sorting,and storage operations, minimum standards related to fertilizer use, nutrients, hygiene, packaging, temperature controls, animal encroachment… and water;
(d) SMALL ENTITY COMPLIANCE POLICY GUIDE.- Not later than 180 days after the issuance of the regulations promulgated under subsection (m) of section 418 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (as added by subsection (a)), the Secretary shall issue a small entity compliance policy guide setting forth in plain language the requirements of such section 418 and this section to assist small entities in complying with the hazard analysis and other activities required under such section 418 and this Section.
Small entities = small farms, gardens, hobby farmers who sell at farmer's markets, etc.
National Health Freedom stated: "It is a dangerously broad regulatory bill giving extensive discretionary power to the FDA over the entire food supply chain without proper checks and balances to avoid abuse of power."
Naturally is was sponsored by fascists like DICK "Turban" Durban and noted ProgStats like:
1. Roland Burris [D-IL]
2. Christopher Dodd [D-CT] (Countryside sweet deal guy)
3. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
4. Thomas Harkin [D-IA]
but worse yet there are the RINOs on this bandwagon.
Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
Richard Burr [R-NC]
Saxby Chambliss [R-GA]
Michael Enzi [R-WY]
Judd Gregg [R-NH]
Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
John Isakson [R-GA]
This is how it ALL STARTS, incrementally speaking. Call your Senators and tell them HELL NO on this and if you can, time to start buying Heirloom seeds before the Federal Colossus makes owning seeds ILLEGAL!
Amazing, they refuse to seal the border between Mex/US but they're REALLY concerned with Joe Schmoe growing veggies on HIS property and saving seeds for next year's planting. Oh, and Dumbass Dingell proposed HR 2749, which gives the Feds the power to prohibit the movement of any and all foods into or out of a given area (Section 133b). All for the "global" market (wink-wink). Isn't Dingell a member of the Progressive Caucus?
Hmmm. Don't like the Feds? Don't want to follow the sheep? Don't like the ATF? ObamaKare? High taxes? Why, we'll just starve you into compliance. And NOTHING has been said about this on the Lamestream Media.