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Date: Friday, January 4, 2013 4:43 PM
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Subject: NSAC Weekly Roundup

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Welcome to the NSAC Weekly Roundup!

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In this Week's Roundup...

FARM BILL NEWS

For Immediate Release: January 1 Farm Bill Extension Deal is a Disaster for Farmers<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=n5BJmga1RIDh%2FFh0J8%2Bloc0Bz8uHnZ8I>
The farm bill extension deal reached in negotiations between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden is a disaster for farmers and the American people.  The nine month extension measure was attached to the bigger fiscal cliff bill and passed by the Senate early this morning and is coming up for a vote in the House later today.  Read more...<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=VrVnvNKwdnVjmMia13%2Fe6s0Bz8uHnZ8I>

Congress Includes Awful 2008 Farm Bill Extension in Fiscal Cliff Deal<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=CRDodBlnDdkidS%2B9few3Ss0Bz8uHnZ8I>
On New Yearís Eve, the Senate passed a simple extension of the 2008 Farm Bill through September 30, 2013, as part of a much bigger legislative package to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.  The House approved the Senate bill late on New Yearís Day and President Obama signed it into law on January 2.  Read more...<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=o0IdlVbu3RxjDKgpIngzj80Bz8uHnZ8I>

FOOD SAFETY NEWS

For Immediate Release: NSAC Statement on FDA Release of Food Safety Rules<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=eStXUxEf5%2Bc%2FRbH7TIKoDM0Bz8uHnZ8I>
Today, the Food and Drug Administration released much-anticipated proposed rules detailing standards for produce safety and preventive controls for human food production.  Releasing these rules is a major step in the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), which President Obama signed into law two years ago.  The law is the first significant overhaul to our nationís food safety laws since the 1930s.  Read more...<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=87bOzze0%2F%2B%2FZn7xbHvkghs0Bz8uHnZ8I>

FDA Releases Food Safety Regulations<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=yATRmc2q5ai3nfqepWmrD80Bz8uHnZ8I>
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two major proposed rules detailing standards for produce safety and preventive controls for human food production.  FDA is also requesting comments on its draft risk analysis on activities conducted in a facility co-located on a farm.  Read more...<http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=3fsyo0g1%2FlNvl9i0%2BatZ6c0Bz8uHnZ8I>



But also if you want to read specifics about FDA release food safety regulations  visit this link; http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/fda-releases-food-safety-regulations/




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