posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 01:07 PM
I've read numerous posts requesting specific oblectionable sections of HR2751. Posters demanding objectionable portions of this legislation are
themselves too lazy to read the bill!
I've spent a lot of time going over this bill, and here are just a few that jump out at me. Two years after the passage of this bill, ANY sales of
produce to consumers will require ALL possible risks be analyzed, and solutions of POSSIBLE risks be addressed with an action plan. Scientific testing
of produce will be mandatory. Here is the proof that it applies to your roadside produce stand....
‘(3) FLEXIBILITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
‘(A) the regulations promulgated under this section shall apply to a small business (as defined in the regulation promulgated under subsection
(a)(1)) after the date that is 1 year after the effective date of the final regulation under paragraph (1); and
‘(B) the regulations promulgated under this section shall apply to a very small business (as defined in the regulation promulgated under subsection
(a)(1)) after the date that is 2 years after the effective date of the final regulation under paragraph (1).
Backpeddalling through the bill you will find.........
"(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
(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;
(B) the sale and distribution of such food through a community supported agriculture program; and
(C) the sale and distribution of such food at any other such direct sales platform as determined by the Secretary.
Here are some of the requirements that will take affect this year.....
‘SEC. 418. HAZARD ANALYSIS AND RISK-BASED PREVENTIVE CONTROLS.
‘(a) In General- The owner, operator, or agent in charge of a facility shall, in accordance with this section, evaluate the hazards that could
affect food manufactured, processed, packed, or held by such facility, identify and implement preventive controls to significantly minimize or prevent
the occurrence of such hazards and provide assurances that such food is not adulterated under section 402 or misbranded under section 403(w), monitor
the performance of those controls, and maintain records of this monitoring as a matter of routine practice.
‘(b) Hazard Analysis- The owner, operator, or agent in charge of a facility shall--
‘(1) identify and evaluate known or reasonably foreseeable hazards that may be associated with the facility, including--
‘(A) biological, chemical, physical, and radiological hazards, natural toxins, pesticides, drug residues, decomposition, parasites, allergens, and
unapproved food and color additives; and
‘(B) hazards that occur naturally, or may be unintentionally introduced; and
‘(2) identify and evaluate hazards that may be intentionally introduced, including by acts of terrorism; and
‘(3) develop a written analysis of the hazards.
‘(c) Preventive Controls- The owner, operator, or agent in charge of a facility shall identify and implement preventive controls, including at
critical control points, if any, to provide assurances that....
I DON'T KNOW ANY ROADSIDE STANDS THAT CAN POSSIBLY MEET ALL OF THESE REQUIREMENTS!!!!!
How's that for an objectionable portion of this bill! Remember, this all comes into affect 2 years after the passage of this bill, which was 2010,
so just watch what happens THIS YEAR!