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LEGISLATION

A. S510:  FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S510-RS) as reported in the Senate by Sen. Harkin with an amendment "in the nature of a substitute" and placed on Senate Legislative Calendar as No. 247.  Introduced by Sen. Durbin on March 3, 2009.  Accessed 22 April 2010 at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:s510rs.txt.pdf

Status of the bill is posted at http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:S.0510:    


B. HR 2749:  Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 (HR 2749-RFS) as engrossed and assigned to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on August 3, 2009 after passing in the House of Representatives on July 31, 2009.  Formally introduced by Rep. Dingell on June 8, 2009.  Accessed 22 April 2010 at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h2749rfs.txt.pdf

Status of the bill is posted at http://www.thomas.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.2749:

REFERENCES

Acheson, David.  “Food Defense, CARVER+Shock”.  Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Training Video captioned in English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish (48:00 minutes; circa August 2007).  Posted May 14, 2009 at http://www.fda.gov/Food/InternationalActivities/ucm151737.htm

 Links to view (captioned in various languages) or download video for offline use (62.8 MB) http://www.fda.gov/Food/InternationalActivities/ucm172583.htm

Corbo, Tony.  “Remarks for the FSRC Workshops: ‘Assuring Safety of Imported Food’”.  1 February 2010.  Posted by the Food Safety Research Consortium (FSRC) for the 2010 conference:  “Assuring Safety of Imported Food: Public and Private Roles in a Risk-Based System”.  Obtained 2 May 2010 online at http://www.thefsrc.org/importsafety/FSRC-import-S1-06_Corbo.pdf

To view the agenda from the conference, click hereas posted at http://www.thefsrc.org/importsafety.htm on 2 May 2010.

DHS. “The Department of Homeland Security’s Role in Food Defense and Critical Infrastructure Protection” (OIG-07-33), February 2007.  U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General.  Obtained 28 Apr 2010 online at http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_07-33_Feb07.pdf

Link to report also posted at http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/rpts/gc_1193965173651.shtm

Eddy, David.  “Minimizing Wildlife“.   American Vegetable Grower, July 2008.  On 16 May 2009 viewed at http://www.growingproduce.com/americanvegetablegrower/?storyid=297 

Also posted at http://www.growingproduce.com/production/foodsafety/?storyid=297

GAO.  “Much Is Being Done to Protect Agriculture from a Terrorist Attack but Important Challenges Remain” (GAO-05-214), March 2005.  Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congressional Requesters.  Obtained 28 Apr 2010 online at http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05214.pdf

Links to the “Highlights” and “Recommendations” are posted at http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-05-214

Lieberman, Lisa.  “Spotlight on Food Safety”.  American Vegetable Grower, March 2008.  On 16 May 2009 viewed at http://www.growingproduce.com/americanvegetablegrower/?storyid=419#

Also posted at http://www.growingproduce.com/production/foodsafety/?storyid=419

Mead, Paul S., et al.  “Food-Related Illness and Death in the United States”.  Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 5, 1999, pp. 607-25.  Synopses, published monthly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Obtained online 2 Feb. 2008 at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol5no5/pdf/mead.pdf

Published online at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol5no5/mead.htm

Munsell, John.  “HACCP: USDA’s Current Style of Meat Inspection”.  PowerPoint presentation, January 2010.  Received 25 Jan 2010 by email “with absolutely no restrictions on its dissemination”.

Two formats available -

Redmond, Judith.  “Food Safety”.  American Vegetable Grower, February 2008.  On 16 May 2009 viewed at http://www.growingproduce.com/americanvegetablegrower/?storyid=380#

Also posted at http://www.growingproduce.com/production/foodsafety/?storyid=380

 

REFERENCES for 1/28/2010 Posting, “Food Safety - Can FDA Be Trusted?“

1.  HR 1549 as introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 17, 2009, entitled “Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2009?.  Click here to view status of HR 1549 or go to www.thomas.gov and type “HR1549? in the search (be sure to select “Bill number”).

2. Kammerle Schneider and Laurie Garrett,  “Non-therapeutic Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture, Corresponding Resistance Rates, and What Can be Done About It“, 19 June 2009, Center for Global Development June 2009 Newsletter, viewed 6 Jan. 2010 [http://www.cgdev.org/content/article/detail/1422307]

3.  “The Basics: Antibiotic Overuse in Animals,”  The Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse, 4 December 2003, Keep Antibiotics Working, viewed 29 Dec. 2009 [http://www.keepantibioticsworking.com/new/basics_overuse.cfm]

4.  Stephanie Woodard,  “The Superbug in Your Supermarket,”  Prevention 20 June 2009, viewed 9 Jan. 2010 [http://www.prevention.com/health/nutrition/smart-shopping/the-superbug-in-your-supermarket/article/9b99ce1071ff1210VgnVCM10000030281eac____ ]

5.  Andrew Schneider, “First study finds MRSA in U.S. pigs and farmers; U.K reports 3 patients sickened with the bacterium from eating pork only,”  4 June 2008, Seattle PI Blog “Secret Ingredient,” viewed 12 Jan. 2010 [http://blog.seattlepi.com/secretingredients/archives/140336.asp

6.  TC Smith, MJ Male, AL Harper, JS Kroeger, GP Tinkler, ED Moritz, AW Capuano, LHA Herwaldt, DJ Diekema, “Methicillin-Resistant Staphylocococcus aureus (MRSA) Strain ST398 Is Present in Midwestern U.S. Swine and Swine Workers,” 23 January 2008,  PubMed U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (PMID: 19145257), viewed 13 Jan. 2010 [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19145257]. 

      Click here for PDF of published research article, accessible online atwww.plosone.org (”accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science”): 

      PLoS ONE 4(1): e4258. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004258, viewed 27 Jan 2010 [http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0004258

7. Laura Rogers, qtd. In Lisa Cutler, “PEW Calls FDA Testimony on Use of Antibiotics on Industrial Farms a Key First Step, More Is Needed,” 13 July 2009 press release by the PEW Charitable Trusts in response to testimony 13 July 2009 by Dr. Joshua Sharfstein before the U.S. House Committee on Rules, viewed 13 Jan. 2010 [http://www.saveantibiotics.org/newsroom/pr_13july2009.html]

     Testimony of Dr. Joshua Sharfstein is posted on the FDA website athttp://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Testimony/ucm171715.htm

8. Food and Drug Administration, HHS; Federal Register, “Statement of Policy: Foods Derived From New Plant Varieties,” 29 May 1992 (57 FR 22984) obtained from Westlaw Thomson Reuters, viewed 1 Dec. 2009.  Click here for pdf of 57 FR 22984.

9. Jeffrey M. Smith, Chapter 5 “Government by the Industry for the Industry,”Seeds of Deception (Fairfield, Iowa: Yes! Books 2003).  Note:  many of the documents referenced can be found and printed athttp://www.biointegrity.org/list.html

    a. Louis Pribly qtd. in [9] from Pribyl in a letter to James Maryanski, the FDA’s biotech coordinator.

    b. Gerald Guest qtd. in [9], Gerald B. Guest to James Maryanski, “Regulation of Trasngenic Plants—FDA Draft Federal Register Notice on Food Biotechnology,”5 February 1992, www.biointegrity.org 

    c. qtd. in [9], Division of Food Chemistry and Technology and Division of Contaminants Chemistry, “Points to Consider for Safety Evaluation of Genetically Modified Foods: Supplemental Information,” 1 November 1991,www.biointegrity.com

    d. qtd. in [9], Edwin J. Mathews to the Toxicology Section of the Biotechnology Working Group, “Analysis of the Major Plant Toxicants,” 28 October 1991,www.biointegrity.com 

    e. qtd. in [9], Samuel I. Shibko to James Maryanski, “Revisions of Toxicology Section of the Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from Genetically Modified Plants,” 31 January 1992, www.biointegrity.com

10. Nathan Batalion, “50 Harmful Effects of Genetically Modified (GM) Foods,” updated 2008, Raw-Wisdom.com [http://www.raw-wisdom.com/50harmful.], qtd. entirely by PakAlert 10 May 2009, viewed 9 Jan. 2010 [http://pakalert.wordpress.com/2009/05/10/50-harmful-effects-of-genetically-modified-gm-foods/]

      Click here for pdf version derived from PakAlert.

11. Food and Drug Administration, HHS; Federal Register, “Animal Cloning Risk Assessment; Risk Management Plan; Guidance for Industry; Availability,” 16 January 2008 ( 73 FR 2923) obtained from Westlaw Thomson Reuters, viewed 6 Jan. 2010.  Click here for pdf of 73 FR 2923.

12. Joel Spiroux de Vendômois, François Roullier F, Dominique Cellier, Gilles-Eric Séralini GE, “A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health,” International Journal of Biological Sciences 2009, 5(7):706-726, viewed 14 Jan. 2010 [http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm

13. Doug Gurian-Sherman, “Failure to Yield: Evaluating the Performance of Genetically Engineered Crops,” April 2009, Union of Concerned Scientists, viewed Jan. 2010 [www.ucsusa.org]

14. Margaret A. Hamburg (Commissioner of Food and Drugs, FDA, HHS), “Keeping America’s Families Safe: Reforming the Food Safety System,” Testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions 22 October 2009, viewed Jan. 2010.  Click here for pdf of 10/22/09 testimony.

15. Margaret A. Hamburg (Commissioner of Food and Drugs, FDA, HHS), “The Urgent Need for Reform of Our Nation’s Food Safety System,” Testimony before U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health 3 June 2009, viewed Jan. 2010.  Click here for pdf of 6/3/09 testimony.