After initial review of over 17,000 comments submitted to the docket, the FDA plans to re-open key provisions of the proposed Produce Rule for comment this summer including:
- Water quality standards
- Raw manure and compost
- Mixed use facilities
- Procedures for withdrawing the qualified exemption for certain farms
This means you will have another opportunity to make your voice heard! We highly encourage your participation in this process. The FDA greatly values your insight in drafting a document that better suits the needs of produce farmers across the country. You will see announcements on this blog when the proposed rule has been re-released for comments, including information about where and how to comment. However you can also sign up to receive notifications directly from the FDA E-mail Updates site.