Wednesday, October 10, 2007

HB 4956. "Food safety"

"Introduced by Rep. Jeff Mayes on June 20, 2007, to revise the state food code adopted in 2000 to require all food service establishments to have present at all times an employee who is certified under American National Standards Institute standards as having passed an accredited food safety training course; raising a number of fees; removing a licensure exemption for schools; revising various inspection requirements (including more "risk-based" rather than strict calendar-based inspection frequency); and more."

The above came directly from the web site. You gotta love those guys at Michigan Votes. They really give you the unvarnished truth.

Our friends on the Dem side of the aisle must think we consumers are incapable of any personal responsibility at all, they are working constantly to protect us from...ourselves. You know, every time they take away our need to exercise a little personal responsibility, it means we also lose individual liberty, and usually it adds more cost to everyday life.

This and many other bills introduced by the Democrats are often well intended, but seldom accomplish much more than raise the cost of doing business and the cost of goods and services to a population that just can't afford it anymore.


wolflady48884 said...

Next thing you know the State of Michigan will require you to have a license to prepare food in your own kitchen for your family complete with monthly inspections, fines and costs.

Anonymous said...

Realistically, they would be threatened monthly inspections, fines and costs. The main idea is to find people to collect money in the form of licensing. Once licensed, you get your yearly statement in the mail and send the check to the state. Currently, the state does not have enough manpower to visit car dealerships and check police books or beauty salons after the initial inspection.

Do you think a good name for this type of legislation would be "condom laws"? The selling point is always the "protection" of the public. The value of condoms for what they were intended for are not foolproof either.

Anonymous said...

Why oh why does the state and federal government seem determined to take care of me? All at tax payer expense of course. I can take care of myself just fine thank you. said...

Maybe they could package this with Mary Valentine's bills outlawing trans-fat, mix it with her bill to allow dogs on leashes in outdoor cafes and call it the "Democrats United for Food Reform" package.

I think that'd be a winning issue come 2008.


Anonymous said...

yeah, yeah, just come on and pass that 'early out' your committee is sitting on...I've had enough, but am too old to leave my pension behind

Anonymous said...

Here we go again, working to solve a problem that does not exist. Shut Lansing down except to pass the budget. Get them out of there as all they do is cause more trouble and cost more money