Please take a look at these documents and note that one of the controversial issues here is the exemptions. When American Agri-Women met with the representatives of the Food and Drug Administration during Fly-In, were told how important it is for growers to comment. Please let your voices be heard on these matters. According to FDA, when you don’t comment they presume you agree with their new directives.
These two pieces are just the first of several proposed rules that will establish the foundation of, and central framework for, the modern food safety system as envisioned by Congress in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Fact Sheet on Rules for Produce Industry:
After you review the summary, take a look at the open dockets to see if there are other related regulations you would like to review and make comment.
Link for Comment: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FDA-2011-N-0920
Fact Sheet on Rules for Food Processors: