Selasa, 30 November 2010

Woo woo! Senate passes FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Thanks Senator Harkin
Not too much to say, that I haven't said before. Today the Senate passed the FSMA bill 73-25-2. This bill was actually introduced in March 2009 and would cover 80% of the food supply excluding meats. This seems like a nice example of bipartisanship. The NY Times mentioned that Republican and Democratic Senate staffers met for the first time in ages and 'broke bread' with Starbursts and jelly beans. Let's hope this gets out of committee in time or is simply passed by the House as is. Would be sad to see this die when the clock runs out.

Final quote: “This legislation means that parents who tell their kids to eat their spinach can be assured that it won’t make them sick,” - Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)  Of course, anyone who needs to figure out how to get their kids to EAT their spinach, should check out my friends Laura and Jennifer's book from the American Academy of Pediatrics: Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood Armed with Insight, Humor, and a Bottle of Ketchup

NY Times article 11/30/2010

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