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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Bill That Will Hurt Small Wineries...

Things are in play again!

Now the $1000 fee is less than the $2000 fee but for most small wineries this would be a big negative. The $1000 fee would be an additional barrier to entry for any startup winery.

Below you will find links to both the bill summary and the full draft (as of May 26, 2009). The bill has not been assigned a number yet but probably will be very soon – this is going to be a fast mover.

Summary of Discussion Draft of the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 – Committee on Energy and Commerce:

Full draft (116 pages):

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