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Food Manufacturers Told to Prepare For FSMA Whistleblower Protection

Health & Wellness  (tags: FSMA, food safety, whistle blowers, protection, government, safety, news )

- 1925 days ago -
Section 402 of the act ensures that employees of an "entity engaged in the manufacture, processing, packing, transporting, distribution, reception, holding, or importation of food" are protected against retaliation for reporting a violation of the act...


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. (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:19 pm
Noted & posted

Past Member (0)
Friday March 7, 2014, 4:43 pm

Katie & Bill D (107)
Friday March 7, 2014, 9:50 pm
Scarey Crap!! Especially the chickens being sent to China and then Back!!
Just to save $ they would only be paid 20 cents per hr. Labor!!
What companies will do even sounds like Tyson!!
Thank You Carrie

Edwin M (346)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 4:21 am
Hey here's an idea (insert light bulb here) if you do what you should be doing to ensure that people are safe as a result of your practices than you have nothing to fear from the FSMA. Thanks Carrie.

. (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 9:00 am
i commented on this but it is awaiting moderation. i have a metal hip because a place i worked for ignored osha

Robert O (12)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:19 am
Thanks Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:33 am

cecily w (0)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:34 am
From article: "FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs). They’re vague, he says, “so when someone is complaining, it makes it very difficult for anyone to know whether that’s actually a violation of a substantive law or regulation.”

Then it's time to toughen them up.

Deb E (63)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 11:35 am
This is why big business doesn't want government regulations, or government at all, for that matter! They actually have to obey the law when there is a government who protects people who want to tell truth about companies. Now this needs to be done in ALL areas of business.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 2:21 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:15 pm
My only concern is in the documentation...companies can still forge reports to make the employee look disgruntled and carrying a grudge against company. Almost sounds like that advice was given, without spelling it out. At least it isn't taking the current popular government view re: whistleblowers will be prosecuted.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:16 pm
Forgot - reported spammer.

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:33 pm
Teapublicans should be all over this, like a fly on SH !+.

What happened to 1st Amendment rights?

Lynn Pascente (141)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 5:54 pm
Thank you Carrie! Posted this and the rare skin infection from seafood story on FB

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 7:04 pm

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Saturday March 8, 2014, 7:37 pm
Why should this scare food manufacturers. If they are following cGMP(current Good Manufacturing Processes) it is pretty much a non-issue.

Nancy C (806)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 5:44 am
Vague laws are a major problem. As Daryl has said, the law was not upheld and I would gather this was due to the vagueness of its written content. Gotta keep on the regulatory boards to write and rewrite definitive regulations for employees' safety. In the least, whistle blowers will have some protection in the workplace.

Maria S (95)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 6:46 am
Scary! Noted & thanks Carrie!

Flagged SPAMMER!

Colin Hope (201)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:21 am
Thank you for sharing!!

Linda Moore (240)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:23 pm
Thanks Carrie! noted. What Deb E. said too!!

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 5:23 pm
Noted. I agree with Deb E. also!

Kamia T (89)
Monday March 10, 2014, 12:43 pm
I don't care what law you write, unless there is very ample inspection, lab-testing and documentation, the processed food manufacturers will STILL get around it and keep killing people with their crud. That's why our family doesn't eat the junk at all anymore. It's just too hard to keep chasing down chemical after chemical, unhealthy additive after additive! Get rid of one, and they'll simply find another. Support small farms, eat whole foods, and the whole issue is moot.

Elizabeth M (65)
Sunday March 16, 2014, 9:25 pm
Thank you for sharing Carrie. Government Regulations are needed, as self regulating has simply become ridiculous and I don't think there has ever been a time when it worked.

Jennifer H (4)
Monday March 17, 2014, 9:23 pm
Does this seem to be a loop hole for the ag-gag bill??
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