FDA Plans to Change FSMA Proposed Rules that Affect Farmers

The Food and Drug Administration will propose revised rule language on two of the proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act that affect farmers.

FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor says the agency believes this decision was made in response to the careful consideration of many people involved in supplying our food and is critical to fulfilling a commitment to getting them right.

The plan is to issue revised rules for the proposed rules on produce safety and preventive controls for human food by early next summer. Among other things - the changes will encompass water quality standards and testing and standards for using manure and compost.

FDA will seek comments on the revised sections of the rule.

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