Thought you might be interested in this:
On FDA Facebook page:
"FDA today [Friday Jan. 4th] proposed two new food safety rules that will help prevent foodborne illness. The proposed rules implement the landmark, bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and are available for public comment for the next 120 days.... The first two have been proposed and published for public comment: 1) Preventive Controls for Human Food and 2) Produce Safety. These two FSMA rules are part of an integrated reform effort that focuses on prevention and addresses the safety of foods produced domestically and imported, with additional rules to be published shortly."
Still no sign of regulating GMO labeling...
But scary proposal of what will get regulated:
Pay specific attention to Produce Safety where they mention
- requires that science-based standards be set for the production and harvesting of fruits and vegetables, and FDA is proposing such standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding produce on farms.
-Irrigation and other agricultural water
- Farm worker hygiene
- Manure and other additions to the soil
"If you've got nothing to lose - then, baby - you've got it all!"