SB 510- FDA registration for farms? It's hard to imagine how this law will insure that pathogens don't survive in processed foods. The relatively infrequent outbreaks of 'food related disease' from pathogens like e. coli are overwhelmingly from processed food. These outbreaks are the result of failures of the processing to make food safe. The FDA already has authority over processed foods, the problem may be inadequate staff or ineffectual oversight. How will registration of organic farms help? Uncontaminated food is the basis of what organic means and organic certification has certainly provided better food safety standards than conventionally grown food for years. Organic certification requires that growers adhere to certain provisions recently deemed part of farm food safety. Growers must to be able to trace their harvested crops back to the field in which it was grown and on to where they delivered it. Raw manure applications to organic farms are regulated. Compost used must meet documented standards . The application of sewage sludge, the use of irradiation, or any genetically modified organisms are prohibited in organic production as are the use of conventional chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.