food safety

FSMA Update: FDA Finalizes the Produce Rule

By Eric Hansen, NYFC Policy Analyst  This is what we have all been waiting for, at least those of us with a stake in farm policy. On November 13 , the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final version

FDA Begins Finalizing Food Safety Rules

Last month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began finalizing the new food safety rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). NYFC and our partners have been working on these rules for the past few years, and together or

New Farmer Legal Resources from Farm Commons

A quick message from farming attorney extraordinaire Rachel Armstrong about new resources available from Farm Commons. Hello Farmers and Food Advocates, We all know how vital good food safety practices are to our community of farmers and eaters. But, bad

Upcoming Free Legal Webinars for Farmers

This winter, Farm Commons will offer free webinars on legal issues for farmers who market their product directly to consumers. Direct-to-consumer farmers are building a new food system, but farmers and advocates alike often don’t realize the unique laws and

Giving Thanks for Grassroots Success

We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was lovely – filled with delicious (and local!) food and wonderful community. Now that the food safety comment period is closed, this seems like an appropriate point to express our thanks for the amazing outpouring

FDA Extends Food Safety Commenting Period One Week!

Yes, you read that right.  There have been a series of difficulties over the past week in accessing the regulations.gov website to submit comments on the proposed food safety regulations, so the FDA has announced a one week extension –

NYFC November 2013 Newsletter

  November is #FarmerHeroes month!  We’re celebrating a few farmer-members who represent our incredible network of bold, passionate, young farmers providing great food for their communities. Follow #FarmerHeroes this month on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Want to be a super

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