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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 0:21:35 to 0:23:25
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Fred Upton

0:21:31 to 0:21:52( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: that we can to prevent 5,000 deaths every single day and particularly the most vulnerable are our children and the elderly. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois. mr. shimkus: yes, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield as much time as he may consume, the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton. the speaker pro tempore: the

Fred Upton

0:21:35 to 0:23:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Fred Upton

0:21:53 to 0:22:14( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: gentleman is recognized. mr. upton: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, let's face it. the recent events have shown us that the current system regarding food safety is not working. and i want to compliment those members that have been actively involved in this from those on our committee on oversight and investigation that exposed many of the problems to obviously the adership on both sides, republicans and democrats, as we move this bill through our

Fred Upton

0:22:15 to 0:22:36( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: subcommittee and then full committee by a voice vote. oversight and investigation subcomttee found severe problems. we're very aware of those problems. because those problems have been exposed nationally. obviously we have a number of very bad actors. but they have jeopardized the whole food chain. we remember the peanut butter

Fred Upton

0:22:37 to 0:22:57( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: sue and spinach and tomatoes. we need to be deliberate, to tackle the issue and obvious be bipartisan to resolve the issue, and that's what this legislation does. farms, as mr. shimkus indicated, farms are not required to regist with the f.d.a. there are no large fees associated with this bill. there is no duplication with

Fred Upton

0:22:58 to 0:23:18( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: the usda, as i understand it. my district in southwest michigan has a whole number of different food sources, from fruits and eventually tabbles, to giant food processors -- vegetables to giant food processors like kelloggs. consume need to know for sure

Fred Upton

0:23:19 to 0:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: that there is a mechanism in place to identify when a product in fact is bad, it

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