« Fishing vs Logging vs Farming | Main | More Blatant Republican Racism »


March 8, 2006

Call Now - Food Safety

-- by Dave Johnson

Pacific Views: Call Now For Food Safety,

The House will be voting in a few hours on HR 4167, a bill that proposes to enact "uniform" food labeling laws. Uniform, as in if your state has more stringent labeling laws than the federal government, then your state laws go away. This includes laws that label carcinogens and hazards to children and pregnant women, such as California's insistence on labeling the presence of arsenic, lead and mercury.
Too late, it passed: House votes to override state food safety labels,
Legislation that could void hundreds of food safety warnings in California and other states passed the House on Wednesday after heated debate.

... Despite the far-reaching implications of the bill, it was brought to the House floor without a committee hearing, which would have allowed lawmakers to hear testimony from proponents and opponents of the bill from industry, government and advocacy groups.

Posted by Dave Johnson at March 8, 2006 10:26 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.seeingtheforest.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-t.fcgi/1693

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Call Now - Food Safety:

» Food Safety from Food Safety
Foods are presented in categories for easy It has a database of industry and consumerFood Safety information and resources for consumers, educators, ... [Read More]

Tracked on August 13, 2006 11:57 PM


Comments

Has it passed the Senate yet? Not that I think there's any hope it won't.

Posted by: MJ [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 9, 2006 5:41 AM

nice to see things getting worse. anybody told you you hate america? i get it all the time. now they can eat their words.

Posted by: reverend gisher at March 10, 2006 7:34 AM

What's sad is that only my blog, a satire one a that, is covering the fact that Jack Murtha voted for it.

Click the URL.

Posted by: Mark Spittle [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 11, 2006 6:23 AM

Post a comment

Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)


Remember me?



Email this entry to:


Your email address:


Message (optional):


Return to main page