For Farmers, Farmers Market Week Celebrations Clouded With Concern and Confusion Over Looming New Food Safety
This article was written by Stacy Miller of the Farmers Market Coalition, posted to Huffington Post. The Farmers Market Coalition is working with NYFC and a number of other groups across the country to ensure the new food safety laws are the best they can be – safe for consumers, and viable for farmers. We’re […]
Volunteers needed for food safety reform!
It’s the first major change to farm food safety rules since 1938. Things have changed a fair bit since then, don’t you think? In short, the proposed rules – initiated by the Food Safety Modernization Act – will have a significant impact on your farm. As written, you could have thousands of dollars of additional […]
Guest Post – Safety Rules Cloud Beginning Farmers’ Futures
This summer we’ve started taking a closer look at the new food safety laws that are hurtling toward us from the FDA. (Alright, hurtling might be an exaggeration, but the November 16th deadline for comments is coming quick.) The more we read, the more it becomes clear that FSMA (the Food Safety Modernization Act) will […]
Final announcement – On-farm Food Safety Seminar today
At 11 AM EDT today, FamilyFarmed.org and GrowNYC/Greenmarket will present an On-Farm Food Safety webinar, focusing on best practices in food safety, post-harvest handling, and packing produce. As the FDA works on updating its food safety laws (as mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act – read more about it here), you need the most […]
FDA Extends Comment Period for Food Safety Rules
A food safety update straight from DC to you: At yesterday’s Senate Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee hearing yesterday, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg announced that the comment period for two new food safety rules – a part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed two years ago – would be extended by 120 days. In response […]
Will the new food safety laws affect you?
The short answer is yes. The new rules will impact the way our food is produced – everything from how seedlings are watered in the ground to how the finished product is marketed. So from the consumer perspective, we are all going to see some changes. The real question, though, is for farmers and ranchers. […]