How People Voted
5% For, 95% Against
855 votes cast
H.R. 875, The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009
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H.R. 875 would establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing food-borne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination.
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Status of the Legislation
Latest Major Action: 2/4/2009: Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Points in Favor
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1) The definition of a "FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY" (as found in the bill's "DEFINITIONS" section, SECTION 3, PARAGRAPH 14) is far too vague and it can quite easilly (and unintentionally?) include the backyard vegetable garden that my grandmother grows. It says: "(14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term `food production facility' means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation." And there are NO exclusions whatsoever to that vague and far-reaching definition.