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Originally posted by rickymouse
I read an article about the bill and it says it excludes small farms, fruit stands, farmers markets, etc... stuff.
Originally posted by rickymouse
I read an article about the bill and it says it excludes small farms, fruit stands, farmers markets, etc... The FDA is just getting power to do routine inspections instead of the present law that only lets them inspect after food poisoning is proved to come from a farm or commercial packing house. The USDA inspector has to be present the whole shift at some smaller meat processing facilities here in the U.P. The inspector checks all sorts of stuff.
(c) Clarification of Intent- (1) RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENT- The Secretary shall amend the definition of the term ‘retail food establishment’ in section in 1.227(b)(11) of title 21, Code of Federal Regulations to clarify that, in determining the primary function of an establishment or a retail food establishment under such section, the sale of food products directly to consumers by such establishment and the sale of food directly to consumers by such retail food establishment include-- 1 (A) the sale of such food products or food directly to consumers by such establishment at a roadside stand or farmers’ market where such stand or market is located other than where the food was manufactured or processed; 1 (B) the sale and distribution of such food through a community supported agriculture program; and 1 (C) the sale and distribution of such food at any other such direct sales platform as determined by the Secretary.
(1) QUALIFIED FACILITIES- ‘(A) IN GENERAL- A facility is a qualified facility for purposes of this subsection if the facility meets the conditions under subparagraph (B) or (C). 1 ‘(B) VERY SMALL BUSINESS- A facility is a qualified facility under this subparagraph-- ‘(i) if the facility, including any subsidiary or affiliate of the facility, is, collectively, a very small business (as defined in the regulations promulgated under subsection (n)); and ‘(ii) in the case where the facility is a subsidiary or affiliate of an entity, if such subsidiaries or affiliates, are, collectively, a very small business (as so defined). ‘(C) LIMITED ANNUAL MONETARY VALUE OF SALES- ‘(i) IN GENERAL- A facility is a qualified facility under this subparagraph if clause (ii) applies-- ‘(I) to the facility, including any subsidiary or affiliate of the facility, collectively; and ‘(II) to the subsidiaries or affiliates, collectively, of any entity of which the facility is a subsidiary or affiliate. ‘(ii) AVERAGE ANNUAL MONETARY VALUE- This clause applies if-- 1 ‘(I) during the 3-year period preceding the applicable calendar year, the average annual monetary value of the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held at such facility (or the collective average annual monetary value of such food at any subsidiary or affiliate, as described in clause (i)) that is sold directly to qualified end-users during such period exceeded the average annual monetary value of the food manufactured, processed, packed, or held at such facility (or the collective average annual monetary value of such food at any subsidiary or affiliate, as so described) sold by such facility (or collectively by any such subsidiary or affiliate) to all other purchasers during such period; and ‘(II) the average annual monetary value of all food sold by such facility (or the collective average annual monetary value of such food sold by any subsidiary or affiliate, as described in clause (i)) during such period was less than $500,000, adjusted for inflation.
Originally posted by Phage
You're a bit out of date.
SB 510 passed the Senate in 2010.
The related HR 2751 became law on January 4, 2011.
Have you been having any trouble at your local Farmers' Market in the past year? I haven't.edit on 4/4/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by BiggerPicture
That looks like a zoning issue. Local code enforcement are prosecuting him for his former violation. Not federal.
Originally posted by LucidDreamer85
that is because it could already be GMO in which case they don't care.
considered it ?
Originally posted by blasphemusbudda
Its my yard if i want to have a garden thats not franken food growing in it i fn will.I was a rebel as a kid and im one as an adult,I will not conform,im a free spirit, god gave me free will and im going to use it till the day im reunited with him.
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
If the federal government has a monopoly on the food supply, how long will it be until they start poisoning us?