Farm-focused groups urge changes to food-safety proposals

10/31/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Food & Beverage

The public has about two weeks left to comment on proposed rules for implementing the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act, which sustainable-agriculture advocates say may make it more expensive and difficult for small farmers to produce food. "Many activities that many farmers would consider part of the daily operations on a farm may erroneously be considered processing by the FDA and cause the farm to fall under facilities portion of the rule," said Sarah Hackney of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

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