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Regional Webinar About Food Safety Modernization Act: August 13

By Jen Risley (August 4, 2013)

Why and What You Need to Know About the Food Safety Modernization Act:


New England Food System Policy Project (a project of American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation, and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group); Food Solutions New England; Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation; New England Farmers Union; Rhode Island Division of Agriculture; UMass Extension; University of Rhode Island are pleased to host:

A Free Webinar on FSMA for New England Food Producers, Buyers, and Those Working Toward a Resilient New England Food System
August 13, 2013, from 12:00-1:30 PM

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a new federal food safety law that will significantly impact how food in New England and around the country is grown, handled, and processed. Whether you are a farmer, a food buyer or processor, or someone working toward a thriving and resilient New England farm and food system, you have a stake in how FSMA is implemented and can help make it a workable law that improves food safety and supports the type and scale of agriculture we have here in New England.

Join us for a discussion about two rules that have recently been released by the Food and Drug Administration—the “produce” rule, which addresses farm practices, and the “preventive controls” rule, which governs facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold food.  Learn how these rules may affect your farm, your business, your food purchasing decisions or the region’s farm economy and environment—and how you can take action to be sure your voice is heard.

Register here for this free webinar:  August 13, 2013, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.

Speakers include:  Dr. Joanne Burke, Food & Society Faculty Fellow, University of New Hampshire; Dr. Richard Bonanno, Extension Educator, UMass Extension and President, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation; Dr. Lori Pivarnik, Coordinator, Food Safety Outreach/Research Nutrition and Food Sciences Department University of Rhode Island; and  Roger Noonan, President, New England Farmers Union;

Unable to participate on August 13th but want to see the webinar?   Register now and we will send you a link to the webinar after it happens so you can watch it at your convenience.

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