This article is reposted with permission from Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy Blog
FMSA IS NOT FINAL! The Public Comment Period has been Extended to September 16, 2013
You Still Have Time to Learn More & Speak Out! Read on below to find out more and learn how to comment.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is an important piece of legislation. You may already know that there are new proposed rules for FSMA. These can affect all producers, so take a look at the following resources to learn more about how they might affect you and how you can get involved in making sure congress hears from the small, beginning, and family producers and on-farm processors!
NSAC has created a great overview of FSMA and a special alert list for FSMA updates.
Webinars & Other Articles
Michigan Food Hub Network FSMA Webinar (in Two Parts)
Thanks to the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems for providing this!
Part I: Introduction and overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act and the current FDA proposed rules
Part II: A) Michigan SAFE Food Risk Assessment Tool; B) Helping very small Michigan farmers comply with food safety standards; C) Potential for Group Gap to be piloted in Michigan
Click here to see all NSAC blog posts in the category “food safety”: http://sustainableagriculture.net/category/food-safety/
Food Safety Focus Page from Michigan Integrated Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS)
Read the Full Rule
The full rule is available in its entirety here: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm242500.htm
Here is the overview: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334120.htm