What do the New Food Safety Rules Mean for You?
How do the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules affect farmers markets and direct marketing farmers? How can consumers, farmers, and others take action? As they currently stand, the proposed standards undermine sustainable and organic production practices, subject many farms to regulations designed for industrial facilities, and may well prove too costly for farmers to implement and stay in business. Exemptions available for certain farmers and facilities, and the risks of losing exempt status, are addressed.
Sarah Hackney, Grassroots Director of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jen O’Brien, Executive Director, Farmers Market Coalition