Oppose S.510 that Blocks Access to Safe Food
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S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act
This Modernization Will NOT Provide Safety!!!!
NHFA opposes S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act , because it would drastically burden and squelch small-scale local food producers and their ability to service millions of eager consumers, AND it does not address the real causes of food safety issues stemming from the industrialized food supply chain. The bill attempts to impose expansive and burdensome regulations on all food facilities, including manufacturers, processors, packers and storage facilities.
NHFA has studied and worked with national leaders on specific areas of the bill including:
1. Joining 152 organizations of consumers, farmers and ranchers, local food producers, and co-ops concerned about the bill in support of theTester-Hagen amendments that would delete burdens on small-scale, local food producers. (Click here to view the farmer rancher latest update including amendment language and list of organizations – pdf attached).
2. Supporting efforts to delete any references to Codex Alimentarius , and if a reference to Codex Alimentarius remains in the bill, that that particular section NOT apply to dietary supplements.
An excellent summary of the recent status of the bill comes from National Health Federation’s May 25, 2010 Press Release, (click here to read NHF full press release) reporting that new issues are slowing the progress of the bill, including Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) announcing she plans to put forth an amendment to ban BPA, and Senator Byron Dorgan’s plan to put forth an amendment regarding foreign-country prescription drug re-importation.
NHFA agrees with the farmer and rancher organization letter when it states: “All of the well-publicized incidents of contamination in recent years – whether in spinach, peppers, or peanuts – occurred in industrialized food supply chains that span national and even international boundaries. The food safety problems in this system can and should be addressed without harming the local food systems that provide an alternative for consumers.”
Click Here to Take Action and oppose S. 510 and ask the Senate to get down to the real causes of food contamination and concern with our food supply!
Diane M. Miller J.D.
Director of Law and Public Policy
National Health Freedom Action
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St. Paul, MN 55116-1863