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Cultivating Healthy Communities

2013 Food Safety & Modernization Act Proposed Rules

The 120-day public comment period is now open to weigh in on the implementation of the law. We've gathered some information here to help you consider how the new rules may impact your farm. The period for public comment has been extended to November 22, 2013 for the Preventative Controls and Produce Safety rules. Announced November 15, comments on the scope of issues FDA should include in the Environmental Impact Statement may be submitted until March 15, 2014


Resources with talking points, and to help you learn about how FSMA might impact small-scale and diversified farms are available at:

Submitting your comments to the FDA.

Last modified November 15 2013 02:17 PM