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Legislation Cracking Down on Unauthorized Food Sales Proposed

21 March 2009 | John Semmens

Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) has introduced the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 ( Her bill calls for the creation of a Food Safety Administration that would regulate food production and distribution at all levels.

DeLauro characterized the bill as “a necessary codicil to a comprehensive national health policy. If the government is going to bear the expense of insuring that everyone has health care, then we need to deal with all the potential sources of illness.”

The congresswoman cautioned against “assuming that you can ‘fly under the radar’ just because you are operating outside the normal channels of commerce. Roadside fruit vendors, church bake sales and kids’ lemonade stands won’t be exempt. No one has the right to inflict salmonella and e-coli on their neighbors.”

If the legislation passes, those wishing to sell food would be required to purchase government licenses and submit to regular inspections. Those failing to comply with the new regulations could be penalized by having their property seized, be fined up to $1 million per offense and/or be sentenced to spend time in jail.

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Josie06 Josie06
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1 Response Mar 24, 2009

I once saw a bumper sticker <br />
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It would be nice if the Air Force had to do bake sale to buy a plane