fusillade762: And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.
wildcardjack: Sauve said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now asking for documentation of every item on the truck, including manufacturer's documentation and country of origin before it will approve the shipment as "safe for consumption."[3.bp.blogspot.com image 326x304]USDA or Customs I could understand, but the FDA?Maybe someone doesn't know what he's talking about, maybe someone has siphoned off the contents to resell on a gray market.
Lost Thought 00: USDA is part of the FDA.
Bathia_Mapes: I'm sure they mean well and the paperwork demand is ridiculous, but sending stuff like this to disaster hit areas is one of the worst things you can do. There are already lots of donations to the victims of the tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma and all material goods (food, clothing, blankets, etc.) have to be sorted through and stored properly or discarded. This not only cuts into valuable time that volunteers, Red Cross workers, etc. are putting in, but it's not uncommon for it to be necessary to rent a warehouse to store all the donations they've received.If you really want to help disaster victims, donate money, not material goods.
Aarontology: Do you want strong border protection or not?
Gyrfalcon: 2. Is the food packaged? If yes, let it in.
Pinhead Patriot: An aid truck bound for Oklahoma City to help tornado victims will be allowed to cross the border after all.
Infernalist: It's amusing how lax people are about border control when they actually 'want' something brought in.20,000kg worth of crated 'food'? Oh sure, bring it on in, yeah, we don't need to check or anything. You're white!
Delay: Lost Thought 00: USDA is part of the FDA.Heh. Not true. The USDA is the department of agriculture. It's an entire department. The FDA is an agency within the department of health and human services.
Hollie Maea: BitwiseShift: And this is one of the reasons the Red Cross tells people NOT to donate food.This coming from the American Red Cross CEO who makes about $700,000 a year, and doesn't want to be paid in chickens.How much do you think the wages should be for running a massive international organization whose main purpose is dealing with logistical nightmares?Or perhaps you think that since they deal with charity and relief they should offer pennies on the dollar and just hope that they still attract top quality talent from the pool of people willing to do a ridiculously demanding job out of the goodness of their hearts?
brantgoose: Don't worry.Instead of fighting global warming, Harper will just send you more CARE packages.How are you fixed for hockey sticks? You can build houses out of them. That's what the builders are using instead of 2x4s now.
Relatively Obscure: Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster areaI was pretty sure that's not true. Am I mistaken?
Relatively Obscure: Because U.S. President Barack Obama hasn't declared Moore, Okla., tornado a disaster area I was pretty sure that's not true. Am I mistaken?
naughtyrev: phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"Where I'm from, poutine is worth a fortune./Had a duck confit poutine two weeks ago that may have changed my life.
phlegmmo: "Hey, thanks, Canada, we ... wait a minute ... it's ... it's ... POUTINE!"
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