Food Safety Rule – there is still time to comment!

November 18, 2013

At 6pm on 11/17 there were 10,600 comments on the FDA’s proposed Produce Rule, which we have discussed extensively in these pages. Many of our members wrote to us that they had submitted comments. Thank You!!! We need many more to make an impression upon the FDA. Because the government web site where comments can be submitted was down repeatedly, the comment period has been extended to 11/22.  If you want a copy of the article that we wrote about this issue, contact There is plentiful information about the proposed rule on the web site of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition ( as well as instructions on how to comment. These proposed rules could become the law of the land – if that happens, family farming and growing produce in the US will be changed forever, and not in a good way.