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Obama: Food safety system a health 'hazard'

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  1. wingsofeagle

    wingsofeagle Full Member

    Jan 26, 2009
    Orange County,CA
    I thought you may be interested :


    WASHINGTON – The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he filled the top job at the Food and Drug Administration.
    Obama used his weekly radio and video address to announce the nomination of former New York City Health Commissioner Margaret Hamburg as agency commissioner and the selection of Baltimore's health commissioner, Joshua Sharfstein as her deputy. Consumer groups applauded the picks.
    The president also is creating a special advisory group to coordinate food safety laws and recommend how to update them. Many of these laws have not changed since they were written early in the last century, he said.
    Obama said too many agencies are responsible for food safety, making it difficult to share information and stop problems from falling through the cracks.
    The FDA does not have enough money or workers to conduct annual inspections at more than a fraction of the 150,000 food processing plants and warehouses in the country, Obama said.
    Obama: Food safety system a health 'hazard'
     
  2. sixstring

    sixstring Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 15, 2008
    SW Ga. USA
    Good. Now maybe he'll concentrate on deadly peanut butter infected with rat and mouse turds and leave us the F**k alone.
     
  3. smokingclam

    smokingclam Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Punta Gorda, Florida
  4. TropicalBob

    TropicalBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2008
    Port Charlotte, FL USA
    The Henry (D-Anti Tobacco) Waxman connection is very scary. That soon-to-be deputy FDA dude probably did a great deal of research in preparing the bill Waxman introduced, and got passed, in the House to give the FDA authority over tobacco.

    And if anyone thinks the nanny state shirks its responsibility to PROTECT us, this is Obama's quote:

     
  5. deewal

    deewal Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 30, 2008
    In a house.
    He (Saint Obama) won't concentrate on anything. He signs pieces of paper which are put on his desk by his advisors and reads out the Statements for the Press. Then he sit's back and listen's to Stevie Wonder music.
    He is a Mouthpiece and does what he's told.
    He is also a Politician (in case you forgot)
    Keep your eyes on the Clinton.
     
  6. caywen

    caywen Full Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Can you republicans/conservatives/whatevers stop using this forum to bash Obama because you're pissed off about a ban on your vape toy?

    Geez.
     
  7. jamie

    jamie Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 3, 2008
    USA
    I agree. These dog whistles randomly dropped into ecig threads are getting tiresome. It's trollish behavior. That this thread finds it mildly on topic is only an excuse.
     
  8. fenez

    fenez Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    N.Y
    Hey don't just limit the bashing to Obama. All politicians suck period every single one is part of the problem so if you think that your particular favorite political figure is any better than any other you are wrong.
     
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