New U.S. food safety rules by FDA seek more accountability

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And the compliance cost will be paid by who? The end consumer of course! Aren’t we already subsidizing farmers to keep costs down? In reality, all subsidizing does it force the taxpayer to pay $6 a gallon for milk (3 in taxes and 3 at the register) so that those on the dole can pay $3 a gallon instead of everybody paying the actual cost at $4.50 a gallon. The compliance cost of this will raise food prices more, requiring more subsidizing to farmers as well as a demand for higher food stamp payouts.

In the name of YOUR safety, they will eventually take everything YOU have. The end result of “for your own good” is full blown State Communism. Risk must be eliminated from society at all cost, right?

Jan 06, 2013 10:19am EST  --  Report as abuse
americanguy wrote:

I suggest they teach the illegal slave wage workers how to use toilet paper and wash their hands after they take a dump, before handling our food.
But that would be politically incorrect and might hurt profits, wouldn’t it?

Jan 06, 2013 10:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
pavoter1946 wrote:

Consumers are already paying a high price for unsafe food. Be it lost days from work, tax subsidies to the companies that have food recalled, higher prices due to food shortages if there is a massive recall. And for uninsured people who require hospitalization, their costs are covered by those who have insurance through higher premiums, or taxpayer subsidies.

And then there are the deaths, and the tragedy it does to families.

The big question is why did it take so long, and will it be effective? The first part is answered by the intense lobbying to gut safety rules, and the second part will be if continued lobbying and pressure from industry emasculate enforcement.

I realize that for some, the idea that the food one consumes is supposed to be safe smacks of socialism, but for most, it is common sense.

Jan 06, 2013 10:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
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