January 4, 2013
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two major proposed rules detailing standards for produce safety and preventive controls for human food production. FDA is also requesting comments on its draft risk analysis on activities conducted in a facility co-located on a farm. Releasing these rules is part of FDA’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which President Obama signed into law two years ago.
Following the release of the rules, NSAC put out a statement highlighting the major sustainable agriculture provisions that Congress included in the law. NSAC will be doing a complete and thorough analysis of the rules and will provide more information as we read through the hundreds of pages of proposed food safety regulations.
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