Baylen Linnekin on Proposed New FDA Food Rules


U.S. Government

Earlier this week Keep Food Legal, the nonprofit Baylen Linnekin leads, submitted formal comments to the FDA in opposition to two proposed food safety rules the agency is currently considering. The comment period closed yesterday. The proposed rules, mandated thanks to passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act in 2011, would increase the regulatory burden faced by fruit and vegetable farmers and other food handlers, packers, and sellers and require many to adopt procedural standards the FDA claims would prevent a small percentage of foodborne illness. Linnekin rounds up some of the negative reactions left by others who will be affected by the new rules.