Make Our Food Safe
10/04/2010

"Tester Seeks to Amend Food Safety Bill"

Flathead Beacon | Molly Priddy

 

"Montana's U.S. Sen. Jon Tester introduced an amendment to exempt certain small farm operations from regulations in the upcoming Food Safety Bill.

Senate Bill 510, called the Food Safety Bill, is aimed at giving the federal Food and Drug Administration broader control when dealing with food-borne illnesses and recalls, including the power to increase food processor inspections and require more rigorous food safety standards. 

Tester's amendment would exempt small-scale food producers from the new regulations. Such producers must have annual sales of less than $500,000, and sell the majority of their product directly to consumers, restaurants and retailers within the same state or within 400 miles, or that fall within the FDA’s 'very small business' category..."

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