Codex and Sovereignty clauses?

In late winter of 2010 the Bill became the “Food and Modernization Act” and is availble at this link. Page 79 has Section 305 on the Codex Alimentarius referencing the United Nations and foreign governments. Watch and Stay tuned for updates!!!!
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr2751enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr2751enr.pdf

The following was reported in 2010 befor the Bill S.510 was passed by Congress.

 
Please learn the recent history of Codex Alimentarius if you value your freedom to choose your own food and food supplements without government lobbyist intervention and United Nations’ Treaties.  
 
Ask your Senators “Why should the United States harmonize with foreign governments on S.510 Food Safety Standards and Why should government regulators  be given a blank check to determine this harmonization in the future with no Congressional or Public input or oversight??????”  
What issues of Sovereignty does this section of the bill raise for the United States and its food trade partners???????  
Can the FDA really be successful in inspecting “the worlds” food manufactures when they have so much trouble with our country’s burger, egg, spinach, etc. suppliers???????

Please read this portion of S. 510 very carefully 

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SEC. 305. BUILDING CAPACITY OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS WITH RESPECT TO FOOD SAFETY.  

(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall, not later than 2 years of the date of enactment of this Act, develop a comprehensive plan to expand the technical, scientific, and regulatory food safety capacity of foreign govern-

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ments, and their respective food industries, from which foods are exported to the United States.

 (b) CONSULTATION.—In developing the plan under subsection (a), the Secretary shall consult with the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the United States Trade Representative, and the Secretary of Commerce, representatives of the food industry, appropriate foreign government officials, nongovernmental organizations that represent the interests of consumers, and other stakeholders. 

(c) PLAN.—The plan developed under subsection (a) shall include, as appropriate, the following:

 (1) Recommendations for bilateral and multilateral arrangements and agreements, including provisions to provide for responsibility of exporting countries to ensure the safety of food.

(2) Provisions for secure electronic data sharing.
  
 (3) Provisions for mutual recognition of inspection reports. 
 

(4) Training of foreign governments and food producers on United States requirements for safe food.
 
 
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 (5) Recommendations on whether and how to harmonize requirements under the Codex Alimentarius. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  ‘‘SEC. 807. INSPECTION OF FOREIGN FOOD FACILITIES.

 ‘‘(a) INSPECTION.—The Secretary—
‘‘(1) may enter into arrangements and agreements with foreign governments to facilitate the inspection of foreign facilities registered under section 415; and
 ‘‘(2) shall direct resources to inspections of foreign facilities, suppliers, and food types, especially such facilities, suppliers, and food types that present a high risk (as identified by the Secretary), to help
 
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  ensure the safety and security of the food supply of the United States.

 ‘‘(b) EFFECT OF INABILITY TO INSPECT.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, food shall be refused admission into the United States if it is from a foreign factory, warehouse, or other establishment of which the owner, operator, or agent in charge, or the government of the foreign country, refuses to permit entry of United States inspectors or other individuals duly designated by the Secretary, upon request, to inspect such factory, warehouse, or other establishment. For purposes of this subsection, such an owner, operator, or agent in charge shall be considered to have refused an inspection if such owner, operator, or agent in charge does not permit an inspection of a factory, warehouse, or other establishment during the 24-hour period after such request is submitted, or after such other time period, as agreed upon by the Secretary and the foreign factory, warehouse, or other establishment.’’.

(b) INSPECTION BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.—

 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Commerce in coordination with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, may send 1 or more inspectors to a country or facility of an exporter from which sea-

 
 
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 food imported into the United States originates. The inspectors shall assess practices and processes used in connection with the farming, cultivation, harvesting, preparation for market, or transportation of such seafood and may provide technical assistance related to such activities.

 

 
 
 
    
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