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As most here understand the underhanded possibilities the Food Safety Act imposes
If signed into law, it would unleash a new era of FDA tyranny over farmers, food producers and even small family farms, many of which already exceed the "small farms exclusion" written into the bill.
Abbott has issued a voluntary recall of about five million Similac-brand powder infant formulas that were sold in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and some Caribbean countries. Similac Recall Abbott Labs recalls Similac baby formula see larger video sourced by Amy Judd The recall is being issued due to the fact that they may contain the presence of a 'small common beetle' and while the Food and Drug Administration has determined that the formula poses no immediate health threat, infants could experience some gastrointestinal discomfort and could lower their appetite due to this stomach pain.
This list includes products subject to recall in the United States since February 2010 related to hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP) paste and powder distributed by Basic Food Flavors, Inc.
# November 30, 2010 - Frontier Natural Products Co-op Initiates Voluntary Recall Due to Possible Health Risk from Nutmeg12 # November 29, 2010 - McCormick & Company Recalls Golden Dipt® Fry Easy All-Purpose Batter Due To Unlabeled Egg Ingredient13 # November 29, 2010 - Recall of Mylanta and Alternagel Liquid Products14 # November 24, 2010 - Bravo Farms announces cheese recall, some products sold under Whole Foods Market label in 5 Western states15 # November 24, 2010 - WalkMed Infusion Issues Nationwide Recall of Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pumps16 # November 24, 2010 - Recall of Tylenol Cold Liquid Products17 # November 23, 2010 - Artisan Confections Recalls Dagoba new moon™ Rich Dark Chocolate 74% Cacao 0.32-Ounce Squares Due to Possible Health Risk18 # November 23, 2010 - Bravo Farms Cheese Recall19 # November 23, 2010 - Advanced Bionics Announces Voluntary Recall Of The Hires 90k Cochlear Implant20 # November 22, 2010 - Krunchers! Inc. Recalls 18 Cases Of Jays Original Potato Chips Because Of Undeclared Milk Allergen21 # November 17, 2010 - Del Bueno Recalls Cheese Because Of Possible Health Risk22 # November 15, 2010 - Recall of Children's BENADRYL® Allergy FASTMELT® Tablets and Junior Strength MOTRIN® Caplets23 # November 15, 2010 - Recall of ROLAIDS® Extra Strength Softchews24 # November 13, 2010 - Liz Lovely Issues Voluntary Recall on Products Containing Chocolate Due to Undeclared Dairy from Chocolate Supplier25 # November 12, 2010 - S&M (U.S.A) Enterprise Corp Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Grow Grove Notes Brand Dried Taro26 # November 11, 2010 - Gorgonzola Cheese Sold at Costco Recalled Due to Contamination With E.coli O157:H727 # November 10, 2010 - DPI Specialty Foods Recalls Mauri Brand Gorgonzola Because of Possible Health Risk28 # November 09, 2010 - Cal-Maine Foods. Inc. Updates Voluntary Egg Recalls Information29 # November 08, 2010 - Voluntary Recall of Bravo Farms Dutch Style Gouda Cheese Due to Health Risk30 # November 08, 2010 - Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Mislabeled Fresh & Easy Ginger Spice Cookie Dough 16OZ
The Latest In Food Recalls: Bison Meat, Chicken Of The Sea Tuna
Almost immediately on the heels of the Campbell Soup Company of SpaghettiOs, ConAgra Foods has recalled a version of their popular Marie Callender's frozen dinners. ConAgra Foods, an Iowa based company, issued the voluntary recall of their single serve "Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice White Meat Chicken and Broccoli over Rice Topped with Rich Cheddar Sauce," frozen dinner when a potential link was established between the meal and an outbreak of approximately 30 salmonella illnesses.
Originally posted by daddio
reply to post by rusethorcain
Do YOU not know WHO puts the "man-made" disease INTO the food supply? It is the government!! Problem, reaction, solution. Seems to me you buy it hook, line and sinker. Or you are part of the problem. I will grow my own food for me and friends. The government has NO JURISDICTION that I do not give it. That's it. Very simple really. I buy local and grow my own. These policies mean nothing to me and those around me. I am not stupid and I do not buy into this BS.
If YOU are not paranoid, you are not paying attention.
Let's look at who supports the bill. According to maplight.org, (sidenote: this site is straight-up awesome) huge corporations like General Mills, Kraft Foods North America, National Association of Manufacturers and 25 more organizations support this bill. In opposition: American Grassfed Association, Family Farm Defenders, Small Farms Conservancy 93 others in an open letter to address the Senate Bill S510.
On Govtrack.us, where you can read the bill in its entirety, an anonymous answer to the question of redundancy within the Food Science Experts that work for the FDA was quite clear in its support of knowing the land from which food grows: "Although one may try to argue that one incident is too many, it appears that the majority of the incidents actually occur in large producers who are "in it" for the money. To strangle the small farmer with regulations and taxations harms not just the industry, but the future of the next generation of farmers who would gain their skills of growing healthful food from this generation."
Family farmers are being forced out of business at an alarming rate. According to Farm Aid, every week 330 farmers leave their land. As a result, there are now nearly five million fewer farms in the U.S. than there were in the 1930's.
Evidence shows that the head of the Peanut Corp. of America wrote emails to “turn them loose” after employees reported salmonella in the products. He wrote that his workers “desperately at least need to turn the raw peanuts on our floor into money.” Still, federal prosecutors have not said whether or not Peanut Corp. of American executives will be facing charges. “I thought prosecutions were a no-brainer,” said Lou Tousignant, whose father died from salmonella poisoning after eating contaminated peanut butter. “It seems like it’s been forgotten. That’s kind of how the country ebbs and flows. It’s in the news for a while, then everything quiets down.”
GF “Pete” Peterman, the acting U.S. Attorney for the district including the peanut plant, did not comment to AJC reporters.