Because the bill’s provisions concerning food safety and FDA’s scope of power concerning enforcement are so vaguely worded in this bill, it creates potential for the unchecked abuse of power by FDA and the incongruous application and enforcement of regulations.
– HR 2749 will require the mandatory imposition of annual registration fees in the amount of $500 upon any “facility” that holds, processes, or manufactures food. Even though “farms” are exempt, the bill’s definition of “farm” is so scarcely defined that folks selling cheeses, breads, and other products from their farms or at the farmers market would be required to pay this fee, potentially driving many small producers and start-ups out of business, especially during tough times.
This bill is another attempt to force the Codex Alimentarius on us like they did in Europe. http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?page_id=155
Check out of film called “We Become Silent” to learn about the Codex Alimentarius .