The law was passed two years ago, but proposed regulations were released in January 2013, for public comment up to September 16, 2013. Two rules may be of particular interest to New England producers because of their potential impact on current farm operations.
There are exemptions to both rules but many producers, even small producers, may exceed the limits. Get more details in the factsheet below. There are also several educational opportunities regarding FSMA planned during August, including a regional "Listening Session" with federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) officials on Aug. 20 in Hanover, NH. This session provides the opportunity for federal officials to hear directly from farmers regarding how the proposed rules will impact their operations and for farmers to ask questions about the rules. See details below.
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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109