Make Our Food Safe
11/19/2010

"Small farms would be exempt from food safety regs"

Associated Press (Picked up by The Washington Post) | Mary Clare Jalonick

"WASHINGTON -- Some small farms would be exempt from government efforts to prevent foodborne illness under a Senate agreement on food safety legislation announced Thursday.

The food safety bill now pending in the Senate would give the Food and Drug Administration more authority to recall tainted products, increase inspections of food processors and require producers to follow stricter standards for keeping food safe. Operators of smaller farms and advocates for locally produced food have worried that the bill's requirements could force small farms out of business..."

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