From Prison Planet:
A few hours ago, the Food and Drug Administration declared it no longer needs credible evidence to seize food that may be contaminated. Ignoring the Fourth Amendment entirely, the FDA claims that based on mere suspicion that a food product has been contaminated or mislabeled, and that serious illness or death will result, it can hold the food for 30 days while it then looks for evidence. It claims this power under the Food Safety Modernization Act, which President Monsanto, I mean, Obama, signed in January.
On May 4th, the FDA stated:
Previously, the FDA’s ability to detain food products applied only when the agency had credible evidence that a food product presented was contaminated or mislabeled in a way that presented a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.
Beginning July, the FDA will be able to detain food products that it has reason to believe are adulterated or misbranded for up to 30 days, if needed, to ensure they are kept out of the marketplace. The products will be kept out of the marketplace while the agency determines whether an enforcement action such as seizure or federal injunction against distribution of the product in commerce, is necessary.
Credible evidence no longer applies, it seems.
The Fourth Amendment states:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Remember this is the same agency that says that You have no natural right to food in legal documents.
This means that private family farms and CSA will be seeing even more raids. We have changed the past before with consumer outrage, remember the USDA organic standards when they said that GMO's and sludge were ok for organics. The USDA had more letters and calls about that then anything else they have done in history. We changed the standards. Let's change our food rights.
Those of you that support local farms, those of you selling your eggs, and don't forget their stance on raw milk. This pretty much assures that those that sell raw milk, even though legal in your State, will get raided. . . all of us will be affected badly in this.
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