Dr. Dennis D’Amico
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) passed in January 2011. The USDA seeks comments on proposed rules and regulations from farmers, producers, handlers, resellers and consumers. The comment period ends Nov. 15. In a recent webinar, Dr. Dennis D’Amico of UConn described relevant changes within FSMA and their potential impact on artisanal cheesemakers and dairies. D’Amico urged those affected to send comments to the USDA before the comment deadline.
Food Safety Modernization Act
One of many significant changes is a shift in the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) from being reactive to preventive, D’Amico explained. New rules are not all based in science. [Read the full story here.]
View a one-hour, FSMA webinar by Dr D’Amico and others at AgInUncertainTimes.FarmManagement.org.
Learn more about FSMA and how it could affect farmers at farmtalkfsma.org and sustainableagriculture.net/fsma.