Sparkle & Smile

Blog for Cleaner and Healthier Homes

News Uncategorized

More Regulation Sought for Food Safety — Wellness Wire

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Congressional House Energy and Commerce Committee are considering charging farms and food processing plants $1,000 to cover the cost of more thorough inspections of food preparation and records. Recent nationwide outbreaks and recalls linked to foods regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including from peanut butter and spinach, have pushed this change. There have been at least 1,200 illnesses and nine deaths from two outbreaks associated with peanut butter alone, including the latest scare last winter that was traced to a processor in Georgia. Illnesses were reported in at least 46 states. FDA regulates 80 percent of the food sold in the U.S. and says they are unable to keep up, hence the request for money to support the improvements. Small farms will be hit hardest by the $1,000 fee, as inspections have been free in the past.

Additional Articles You might Like

View More

Holiday House Cleaning Services

blog recent img 1
link post
Healthy Soul

5 Helpful Tips for Handling Parenting Stress During Coronavirus — Seemingly overnight, life as we knew it changed with the pandemic. Where we were once shuttling the kids to school[…]

blog recent img 2
link post
Green Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Green Cleaning Tips for Your Pet’s Bowls & Toys — Your pet’s bowls and toys are probably not on your regular cleaning list, but they should be. Pet bowls, both[…]

blog recent img 3
link post

Subscribe for
the latest tips, tricks and green tech news.