New England produce growers raise FSMA concerns

08/22/2013 | FoodSafetyNews.com

Fruit and vegetable farmers in Maine and New Hampshire gathered in their respective states in recent days to raise concerns about new produce rules related to the Food Safety Modernization Act. The Food and Drug Administration estimates it will cost $13,000 for one midsized farm to comply with new rules on water quality, manure application, hygiene and keeping animals and crops separate; the estimate for a large farm with sales of $500,000 is about $30,000.

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