The US Food and Drug Administration has proposed new rules this year that will have a huge impact on how fresh fruits and vegetables are grown and processed in the US.
This is a big deal for farmers and eaters!
Everyone has a role in ensuring safe food from field to fork – but FDA’s new proposed rules as written will unfairly burden family farmers, target sustainable and organic farming, and reduce the availability of fresh, local food in our communities.
Right now, we have a chance to tell FDA that this is unacceptable – and we need your help to do it.
Bring your laptop and join Co-Hosts Michigan Food and Farming Systems, Washtenaw Food Policy Council and Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy at Wolverine State Brewing Co. to mix and mingle while we write and submit comments!
Tuesday, November 5
2019 W. Stadium Ann Arbor, MI
from 5:30 to 8:50 PM
FDA’s new food safety rules must:
- Allow farmers to use sustainable farming practices, including those already allowed and encouraged by existing federal organic standards and conservation programs.
- Ensure that diversified and innovative farms, particularly those pioneering models for increased access to healthy, local foods, continue to grow and thrive without being stifled.
- Provide options that treat family farms fairly, with due process and without excessive costs.
Download the Comment Template:
For more information about FSMA prior to the event, please see the
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s FSMA Action Center!