"RALEIGH — In the wake of the recent egg salmonella scare, the U.S. Senate appeared ready to vote on S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, despite widespread opposition from groups representing small farms and small food processing facilities. They say the proposed regulations are unnecessary, redundant, ineffective, and threaten small farm viability.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., is an original co-sponsor of the bill. Both he and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., serve on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, which held hearings on the proposed bill. Several groups that do not support the bill told Carolina Journal that both Burr and Hagan have worked to make it less onerous ... "