December 21st, 2010
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UPDATE – The House has passed Food Safety Bill (S.510) 215 to 144 - with the provision of S.372, The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act. The bill now goes to President Obama to sign.

Read House passes food safety bill to send to Obama

Sanjay Gupta spoke with chef Tom Colicchio and RedState.com editor-in-chief Erick Erickson about the growing controversy over governmental oversight of food safety, spurred on by the recent unanimous Senate vote in favor of the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Get more on S.510 - the Food Safety Modernization Act:

- Food safety bill, thought dead, passes unanimously

- Republicans block food safety bill

- Digest this: the new food safety act (and some very weird rumors)

- Senate approves long-delayed food safety bill

- Advocates: Food safety bill doesn't have teeth

- Food safety bill 'not perfect' but historic

- Op-ed: Jane Velez-Mitchell – Food safety doesn't end with S.510

- Poll: How much control should the federal government be allowed to exercise over food safety?

- S. 510: Food Safety Modernization Act – the basics

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Filed under: FDA • Food Politics • S. 510 • Sanjay Gupta • Tom Colicchio


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  1. Augie

    50 FDA and USDA type actions against small farm and food businesses/coops/clubs are here http://en.wordpress.com/tag/2-family-farm-report-enforcement-and-regulatory-actions/

    December 21, 2010 at 8:25 am |
  2. Evil Grin

    You'd think they'd really want to set the definition of large farms, small farms and very small farms from the get go. I have a feeling we're going to see a lot of cases in courts from small farms that have been termed large farms and hit with all this. We'll see, though.

    I can't say I'm for or against it, because I'm not a farmer and don't understand all the implications of it. But as a consumer, I do hope that this will cut down on the cases of serious diseases from food. If it doesn't, then it really hasn't done us any good.

    December 21, 2010 at 8:13 am |
    • jabberwolf

      I'm curious
      The 2 numbers quoted about deaths and illnesses due to food poisening?
      Wasnt the senator talking about those related to verified contamination/outbreaks from crops?
      And wasnt Sunjay talking about ALL food poisening related deaths and illnesses per year in the USA ?
      (Basically every case that is not related to the agriculture breakouts) ?
      Most of these have NOT been traced back to contaminated crops and the regulation would do almost nothing to prevent most of these cases.

      So basically why is Sunjay spouting numbers that have no relevance ?!
      To encourage the passage of Monsato's food bill?!

      Look at who has comersial$ on CNN.

      This is why you never trust CNN when they knit pick facts that may or may not be relevant.

      December 22, 2010 at 11:53 am |
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