Navigation Links
Pelosi: Food Safety Act Will Protect Lives and Prevent Illness
Date:7/30/2009

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on House passage of the Food Safety Enhancement Act, which will give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new enforcement tools and funding to better ensure food safety and prevent food contamination. The House passed the bill this evening by a vote of 283 to 142.

"All parents deserve to have confidence that the food they are feeding their children is safe. Yet recent outbreaks of food-borne illness have proven that there are widespread problems with our current food safety system, as we rely on a more global and industrialized food supply.

"Every year, 76 million Americans are sickened from consuming contaminated food and 5,000 of these people die. In just the last few years, there have been numerous outbreaks of dangerous infections in common foods -- from spinach and tomatoes, to peanut butter and ground beef.

"This bipartisan, landmark bill will fundamentally change the way we protect public health against such outbreaks and update our federal food safety laws to keep pace with the changes in our food production and processing methods. It provides the FDA better access to the records of food producers and manufacturers, without having to wait for an outbreak of food-borne illness. And it strengthens penalties imposed on food facilities that fail to comply with safety requirements.

"American families have felt great urgency about the need to strengthen food safety standards. Congress has responded quickly with strong legislation that will protect lives and prevent illness."

Visit Speaker.gov http://www.speaker.gov


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pelosi: We Are Leading the Way in Creating a Healthier America by Strengthening Health Care for Our Veterans
2. Pelosi: Enabling the FDA to Regulate Tobacco a Giant Step Toward Making America Healthier
3. Pelosi: Health Care Legislation Will Be on the House Floor by the End of July
4. Pelosi: Budget is a Blueprint for the Future
5. Pelosi: Administration Will Not Force Veterans to Use Private Insurance to Pay for Treatment of Combat-Related Injuries
6. Pope to Pelosi: Catholic Politicians Must Protect Life
7. Pelosi: Today is a Very Special Day for Us in the House; We Are Going to Help 11 Million Children
8. Pelosi: SCHIP Vote Brings Us One Step Closer to Providing Health Care for 11 Million Children
9. Pelosi: America Must Stand Up to Cancer
10. Pelosi: Medicare Vote a Remarkable Testament to the Powerful Voice of Americas Seniors and Their Health Care Providers
11. Pelosi: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Will Protect Americans from Misuse of Genetic Information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance ... and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, ... Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are recognized ... this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within the ... this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, Burt ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join ... wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase ... of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make future ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest ... world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners is pleased to ... genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales at HTG Molecular ... the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq system and associated reagents ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., ... developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was ... Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief ... shareholder awareness of our progress in developing drugs for ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys ... blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that ... PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated testing solution for ... clearance, Roche is the first IVD company in the ... risk assessment and management. PCT is a ... in blood can aid clinicians in assessing the risk ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: