It has made us start to totally re-look at our business plans and how we’re going to sell our food. We’re no longer going to sell wholesale, no longer going to sell to chefs or restaurants, it’s consumer direct only.

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Barbara H. Peterson on September 17th, 2010

S.510 not shelved! Reid is attempting to invoke cloture to get it shoved down our throats.

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Barbara H. Peterson on August 28th, 2010

This week we will be discussing S. 510 – especially the sections dealing with Codex Alimentarius and enforcement. More than 60% of the bill deals with fines, fees, penalties and other revenue raisers. Additonal licenses and copious record keeping will be the cause of many small operators leaving the agricultural field. Excessive regulations, licenses, requirements, and other barriers to entry, will prevent next generation farmers and ranchers from entering agricultural fields.

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The penalties include prison terms of up to ten years (jail time is currently capped at three years), and fines of up to $100,000 for individuals and $7.5 million for corporations, regardless of their size. The kicker is that these penalties are potentially applicable no matter what way you violate the FDA’s rules.

Continue reading about New Bill (HR2749) Gives FDA Unheard-of Power over Small Farmers, Food and Supplement Producers