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Tag: Food Safety Modernization Act

National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement – Comments Due

Corporate agribusiness has a plan to write its own food safety laws and they’re calling it the National Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement. The agreement, if implemented, will cut costs to the major agricultural corporations by ensuring that everyone follows the same production procedures – whether small farm or large farm, organic or conventional.

Defunding the U.S. Food Safety System – HR 2112

In the midst of a deadly E. coli outbreak in Germany, the House Appropriations Subcommittee wants to defund the FDA. Last week, a budget proposal cutting the budget of the FDA and the USDA made it out of committee and became HR 2112. It’s likely to be voted on in the next few weeks.

Cilantro and Parsley Recall

J&D Produce of Edinburg, Texas recalled its parsley and cilantro packaged on Nov 30 and Dec 6 and distributed under the brand of Little Bear. No illnesses have been reported associated with this produce. Other related products by the same company are also included under this recall.