[permaculture] S.510 Food Safety Bill Update

Lawrence F. London, Jr. venaurafarm at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 6 14:53:23 EST 2010

S.510 Food Safety Bill Update

There appears to be a lot of misinformation, lack of information and 
outright lobbyist propaganda floating around the Web about S.510, so
I decided to call Senator Kay Hagan's office here in NC to ask about
automatic exemptions or otherwise for small farmers contained in the 
Hagan-Tester amendment in S.510, the future of their version of the food 
safety bill and possibilities for a new and different one proposed in 
the next session of Congress. The secretary referred me to her office in 
Washington for answers. Here's the contact information in case anyone is 
interested. I will post what I find out when I am able to reach them 
(line is busy now):

Regarding content and status of S.510 with amendments:

U.S. Senator Kay Hagan
Washington, DC office
202 224 6342
Legislative Correspondent
Jason Lindsay or Stephen Lassiter

There is also the House version of the food safety bill which some say
is better for small farmers but which may be overridden by the Senate 
version which, itself, may be defeated due to a procedural irregularity.

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