Make Our Food Safe

"Spud Group Requests FSMA Exemption"

Capital Press | John O'Connell

"The potato industry has drafted a guidance document to help potato growers and handlers meet the industry's best practices. The National Potato Council argues such voluntary efforts should be sufficient and potatoes shouldn't' be subject to any Food Safety and Modernization Act requirements, since they're typically eaten cooked.

Leaders with the National Potato Council will ask the federal Food and Drug Administration to exempt spuds from proposed food safety rules governing processing and packing facilities, John Keeling, the organization’s executive vice president and CEO, said during a Nov. 8 conference call. "

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