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Getting Ready for FSMA

Brief Background on FSMA The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in January 2011. It authorizes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take a preventive approach to ensuring a safe food supply. FSMA contains seven major rules dealing with all aspects of the food supply chain. Brief Background on the…  Read more


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Marking the Beginning of a New Era in Food Safety

Guest Blog Post By: Stephen Ostroff, M.D. The promises embodied in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) add up to this: The foods that we eat and serve our families must be as safe as we can make them. These promises mandate that food be produced, packed and transported with an awareness of potential…  Read more


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Convention Paints Strong Picture of Local Agriculture

New England Farmers Union’s sixth annual convention, Gearing Up for Success, drew roughly 60 members of the farming community when it met on Nov. 6-8 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Attendees heard from national, regional, state, and local agricultural leaders on subjects such as federal agricultural policy, food safety, local and regional…  Read more


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FDA Proposed Rule Would Expand Exemptions Under FSMA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) is issuing a proposed rule to amend and update its regulation on registration of food facilities. The proposed rule would provide for improvements to the food facility registration system, and would also implement certain provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which adds new…  Read more


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NEFU’s 2014 Convention a Big Success

As more than 100 members gathered in Portland on December 11-13 for New England Farmers Union’s fifth annual convention, Navigating Change in New England Agriculture, it became clear that, while NEFU represents a remarkable diversity of producers, most challenges farmers face are universal. During a welcome dinner, Chelsea Kruse, a first-generation dairywoman from New Hampshire who now…  Read more


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