November 25th, 2013
With the close of the public comment period for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed regulations on produce safety and preventive controls for facilities that manufacture human food, Congress submitted a number of letters to FDA on important issues in the proposed rules.
House Organic Caucus Sends Letter on Manure and Compost Requirements
The House Organic Caucus, led by Representatives DeFazio (D-OR), Farr (D-CA), Hanna (R-NY), and Kind (D-WI), sent a bipartisan letter to FDA expressing strong concerns about the requirements in the produce regulations for the use of biological soil amendments like manure and compost. As proposed, the regulations conflict with longstanding practices used in sustainable and certified...
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