Make Our Food Safe
08/18/2010

"Small Farms Gain From Compromise on S. 510"

Food Safety News | Helena Bottemiller

"Though the recently-released Senate food safety bill didn't include a controversial bisphenol-A ban or an amendment by Jon Tester (D-MT) to exempt small producers from certain measures, the package did include several amendments aimed at easing the regulatory burden on small-scale farms and food facilities.

The manager's package for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510), released by a bipartisan group of Senators late last week, is the result of "a long and arduous set of negotiations," according to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the group leading the effort to tailor the legislation to prevent unintended harm to the burgeoning sustainable, local, small-scale food movement..."

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