Thank you to everyone who responded to our action alerts on the proposed food safety regulations last year! As a result of the grassroots outcry, the FDA acknowledged that many of the provisions in the proposed regulations were a problem, and the agency plans to issue revised proposed regulations this summer.
The FDA’s admission that the proposed rules need significant changes is a very positive step. But it remains to be seen what the actual changes will be…and whether they will truly fix the problems.
We will send an alert with the details — including how you can speak up for local food producers — as soon as the FDA issues its new proposal.
But we want to start preparing now. And if you are a farmer or a food producer, we’re asking for your help!
In order to respond effectively to whatever the FDA proposes, we need up-to-date information about real-life farming and food production practices in a variety of types of operations and geographic areas.
Farmers and food producers: will you help us defend your rights? Please respond to our online survey, which asks about your farming and food production practices. We will use the information from all the surveys compiled together as we talk with FDA and Congress.
You can fill out the survey here:
As a thank you, we’ll select five of the survey respondents in a random drawing to get a free Business Membership with FARFA, which includes a classified ad in our member newsletter.