The Food Safety Modernization Act: Learn More and Act Today
Everyone has a role in ensuring safe food from field to fork. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first major overhaul of our nation’s food safety practices since 1938, and it includes new regulations for produce farms and for facilities that process food for people to eat. Learn more about the FSMA, how it affects you, and submit your comments to the FDA by November 15.
Everyone has a role in ensuring safe food from field to fork. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the first major overhaul of our nation’s food safety practices since 1938, and it includes new regulations for produce farms and for facilities that process food for people to eat. It represents some big changes to our food system – and it is extremely important for the Food and Drug Administration to get these regulations right.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition website is intended to help farmers, processors, and consumers understand the proposed rules, learn about issues of concern for sustainable agriculture, and get involved in speaking out to ensure the final rules foster good food safety practices across the nation without placing an unfair burden on family farmers.
If you operate a business that grows and sells fresh produce – and/or processes, packs, manufactures, or holds food – you should read the following information, as your business may be affected by these proposed rules. Some businesses may not be affected at all, some may be affected by one rule, and some may be affected by both rules.
IMPORTANT: these proposed rules are not yet final, which means they are not yet law. To learn about the FSMA timeline, read NSAC’s FSMA Overview and Background. The FDA is accepting comments from the public on the proposed FSMA until November 15, 2013.
Food Safety Modernization Act: Learn More and Speak Out!
Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PST
The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules this
year that will have a huge impact on how fresh fruits and vegetables are
grown and processed in the US. This is a big deal for farmers and
eaters! Everyone has a role in ensuring safe food from field to fork –
but FDA’s new proposed rules as written will unfairly burden family
farmers, target sustainable and organic farming, and reduce the
availability of fresh, local food in our communities. Right now, we
have a chance to tell FDA that this is unacceptable – and we need your
help to do it.
Whether you are a farmer, a concerned citizen, or represent an organization - sign up for this webinar today to learn more about the rules and how to speak out and spread the word!
Spread the word!
This interactive webinar will be led by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Ariane Lotti, Assistant Policy Director
Sarah Hackney, Grassroots Director