posted on Aug, 15 2010 @ 08:32 AM
First of all this may no be as restrictive as the refrence might be saying.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to deem a food to be misbranded if it was manufactured, processed, packed, or held in a
facility that is not registered. Declares that a facility under the FFDCA does not include private residences of individuals. Requires annual
registration of food facilities, including food facilities that export food. Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to suspend
the registration of any food facility for a violation of the FFDCA that could result in serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or
animals. Sets forth procedures for such a registration suspension. Directs the Secretary to collect an annual fee for registration of a food facility
to defray the costs of food safety activities. Terminates the authority to collect such fees after FY2014.
The key point above being that a facility does not include private residences of individuals.
Second, it will also make the exportation of food follow the same rules of drugs, and to create a fee.
Extends the export certification program currently applicable to drugs and devices to include food. Sets forth provisions regarding the fee for an
export certification for food.
This does make me worry, because I am thinking about how much the drug companies have screwed all of us. They charge so much less for there drugs in
other countries, that it is actually profitable for the people overseas to buy the drugs from a U.S. manufacturer and then sell them to people in the
U.S. at a substantial profit while the people they are selling them to are actually saving a substantial amount of money.
It scares me to think that the food industry may now be able to follow the same rules and practices.