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Deadline Extended: One More Week To Submit FSMA Comments!

Due to the technical difficulties experienced on Regulations.Gov over the past few weeks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced a 7-day extension of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) comment period. Comments on the proposed FSMA regulations are now due Friday, November 22, 2013.

If you already submitted your comments, THANK YOU!

If you needed a little more time, here’s your chance!

Take action today and tell FDA that the proposed FSMA Produce Rule should NOT encourage habitat destruction nor undermine sustainable soil-management practices. Everyone—from farmers, to processors, to consumers—has a role in ensuring safe food from field to fork, but FDA’s proposed food safety regulations could have a devastating impact on on-farm biodiversity and natural-resources conservation. Speak up for biodiversity and conservation-based farming today!

All you need to do is:

Step 1: Check out Wild Farm Alliance’s FSMA website and learn more about how the proposed Produce Rule may impact biodiversity and conservation.

Step 2: Choose the sample commenting template that best fits your situation. There are separate templates for farmers, conservationists and consumers.

Step 3: Customize the comment for yourself! There are guiding questions in the template to help you tell your story effectively. FDA will read every single submission, and unique comments have the most impact.

Step 4: Submit your comment by mail or to the FSMA Produce Rule (FDA-2011-N-0921) page in Regulations.gov.* For detailed instructions on how to submit a comment on-line or by mail, go to Wild Farm Alliance’s ‘How Do I Submit Comments to the FDA?’ page.*

Thank you for all that you do,
Wild Farm Alliance

*Note: If Regulations.gov continues to experience technical difficulties, you can mail your comments, postmarked by November 22th, to:

Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All submissions received by mail must include the following:
Your Name
Your Organization (if any)
The docket number: Produce Rule: FDA-2011-N-0921, and RIN 0910-AG35

Thank you for your persistence!