Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Food Safety Modernization Act – Part 4

The opening paragraph of the executive summary of the proposed produce safety rule reads as folows: “The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) (Pub. L. 111-353) requires FDA to publish a notice of proposed rule making to establish science-based minimum standards for the safe production and harvesting…” etc. “Science based” is another term you’ll have […]

The Food Safety Modernization Act – Part 3

You’ll recall from my last post that the FDA estimates the annual cost of compliance with the FSMA to domestic farms to be roughly $460 million.  However, anyone reading past the press briefings by the agency has the opportunity to learn that the FDA further specifies the division of this cost.  According to the agency’s analysis […]

CSA – What?

Chances are pretty good that you may be asking, “What on Earth is a CSA?”.  Although CSA has been around in the U.S. for nearly four decades few people are aware of the existence of CSA’s because the concept has only recently begun to gain mainstream attention in Maine.  The short answer is that CSA […]