Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Your Government looking out for you!

FDA food safety plan got cold reception
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration came up with a plan earlier this year for tough regulations on handling fresh produce but its parent agency gave the proposal a cold reception, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site on Wednesday.

Officials of the Department of Health and Human Services rejected the FDA plan presented at a meeting in February after a series of health scares, the Journal reported, citing unnamed sources.

The FDA said at the meeting its current approach was failing to stop an increase in food-borne illnesses and that its plan could help cut produce-related outbreaks in half, the paper said.

Another day in the Bush Administration, another Department flushed away.

You think "Health and Human Services" would be self explanatory even to these cretins.


At 11:08 AM, Blogger Paddy said...


At 11:30 AM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Well, under this well-oiled machine that we call the Bush Administration we were supposed to go back to Reagan principles of businessed policing themselves - a healthy market-driven environment!

Because, after all, if a company does you wrong the market will respond and not buy the product. Right? Please?

Archer's Daniel Midland is the biggest recipient of corporate welfare ever. This has persisted through both Democratic and Republican administrations. Google ADM, Cargill, Monsanto. Even GE is getting into food production.

At 10:24 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Since they're all vegetables, they didn't know how to regulate each other.


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