The Food Safety Bill Passes Senate: What it Means for Eating in America : TreeHugger

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The Food Safety Bill Passes Senate: What it Means for Eating in America : TreeHugger.

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The bill gives the FDA the ability to test foods for dangerous pathogens, to issue food recalls, and requires that it do better and more frequent inspections of industrial food production plants.

It will also hold imported food to the same standards for inspection that we hold domestically produced food.

Many in the local and organic food movement were worried that such a sweeping safety bill would regulate them too heavily, and effectively drive them out of business. But a provision introduced in the later stages of debate exempts any producer making less than $500,000 in sales, so as long as it does its business locally.

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