May 13, 2013: The Food Safety Modernization Act's comment period has been extended, giving farmers more time to review the proposed legislation and give feedback.
FDA released its proposed Produce Rule and Preventive Controls Rule in January, and comments are now due by mid-September, after the initial comment deadline of May 16 was extended by 120 days.
Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) recently held five food safety sessions, and three of them were focused on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how this legislation affects small farms. As an organization dedicated to helping farms be profitable and environmentally sustainable businesses, we want to make sure that your voices are heard.
MIFFS represents the views of small, beginning and minority farmers. Your input through this survey will provide valuable information to the MIFFS staff and Council as it prepares comments for submission prior to the close of the comment period.
Learn more about FSMA and how it impacts small farms, comment on the legislation, and see resources and video from the Food Safety Sessions