FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods

Jul 26, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Philly.com

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new steps Friday to ensure that fresh produce, cheeses and other foods imported into the United States are safe.

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Dane Thorsen

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The wonderful produce from Calif. is sold to Japan for top dollar and the citizens here are forced to eat crap from Mexico.
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Dane Thorsen wrote:
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The wonderful produce from Calif. is sold to Japan for top dollar and the citizens here are forced to eat crap from Mexico.


Not to mention the fact that most farmers do not provide workers with restroom facilities so they pee and poop in the fields on the produce spreading e-coli in the process!!
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Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
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Not to mention the fact that most farmers do not provide workers with restroom facilities so they pee and poop in the fields on the produce spreading e-coli in the process!!
The GOP is safe from harm. Beer and pork rinds are not affected.

“i hope we can change this!”

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<quoted text>The GOP is safe from harm. Beer and pork rinds are not affected.
not as safe as you... intestinal parasites won't affect you or your loony pals... professional courtesy
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Imported fruit and cheese has been responsible for many recent outbreaks, including 153 recent Hepatitis A illnesses linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco last month as well as four deaths last year that were linked to listeria in Italian cheese. Imported fruits or vegetables are also the top suspect in an ongoing outbreak of cyclosporiasis, a gastrointestinal infection that has so far sickened 321 people in 13 states.

The proposed rules, required by a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress in 2010, are meant to establish better checks on what long has been a scattershot effort to guard against unsafe food imported from more than 150 countries. Only around 2 percent of imported food is inspected by the government at ports and borders.

A farm bill passed in the House this month included an amendment sponsored by Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Mich., that would delay all of the food safety rules. Some farmers and food companies covered by the rules have expressed concern that the rules will require too much time, cost and paperwork.

Yes, too much time, cost and paperwork.

When the idiot teabagger is stuck on the toilet with a bucket in his lap or winds in the hospital for days, his opinion might change.

Being a teabagger, probably not.

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