Make Sure Food Safety Legislation Does Not Shut Down Local Foods
The Senate will soon consider far reaching, new federal food safety legislation that threatens to overwhelm small direct market farms and processors. The legislation, spurred by dangerous foodborne pathogens in long industrial food chains that have proven difficult to trace and remedy, fails to take into account the inherent accountability of the existing local and state regulatory framework that governs local food producers.
Contact your Senators and ask them to vote for amendments to fix the FDA Federal Food Safety Modernization Act (S.510) so it does not take away one of the bright emerging spots in wholesome, healthy food and local jobs and income.
Ask them to support amendments to remove direct market farms and direct market processors from S. 510.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
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