The comment period on FDA's proposed rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) now closes on November 22. If you are a farmer who produces fruits, vegetables, or nuts, or your farm processes any kind of food, this law will affect you. It will be particularly valuable for farmers to submit comments to the FDA as the rules were not written by farmers and do not take into account all of the situations found on farms. The FDA needs to hear from you about how these regulations might affect your business and your ability to farm.
We have put on the CAFF website links to the two main rules (Produce Rule and Preventive Controls Rule) as well as detailed instructions about how to comment to FDA. We have also posted links to a series of issue briefs on the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's (NSAC) web site that discuss some aspects of the rules that might most concern farmers, as well as all of the other materials we are handing out at workshops.
Non-farmers can find a comment template on the NSAC website.
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