April 5, 2013
Looking for information about the new proposed food safety regulations? Unsure about whether the proposed rules affect you? Want to comment on the proposed rules? Check out NSAC’s new food safety website!
With the deadline for comment on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed food safety regulations fast approaching, NSAC has launched a new food safety website with resources for farmers, on-farm processors, and consumers.
Over two years ago, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law, and FDA is in the process of implementing new food safety rules mandated by this law.
FDA is currently accepting public comments on two major proposed regulations — one affecting produce growers, and the other impacting facilities that manufacture and process food for human consumption. NSAC’s new site provides an overview and background of the Food Safety Modernization Act, information about the two proposed rules, and instructions on how to comment.
In the days and weeks to come, we will be adding content to the site about specific issues in the proposed rules for farmers, on-farm processors, and consumers who care about where their food comes from. Sign up to receive alerts when new information becomes available!
Comments on the proposed rules are due May 16 — it is critical that farmers, on-farm processors, and consumers who want local and organic food comment on these proposals. We need to ensure that the regulations work for sustainable and organic farmers, support good conservation practices, and allow value-added food businesses to grow and thrive!
To access the NSAC food safety site, visit http://sustainableagriculture/fsma.
Categories: Food Safety