This might be the better course of action to take considering regulations.gov has been down for most of the past week...http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/11/fda-food-safety-rule-webpage-repeatedly-crashes-advance-important-public-comment-deadline/

Mary Brower
Food and Farm Coordinator
the Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND)
231-622-5252 office, 231-459-8968 cell
www.ARTmeetsEARTH.org



On Mon, Nov 11, 2013 at 9:30 PM, Tim Redmond <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Vicki - thanks for sharing these comments. The more the FDA gets of comment such as these the greater the chance they'll see the errors in the initial rules-making and make the changes necessary.

Dru et al - if you get this - thanks to you and your group as well for these excellent comments.

I have attached as well comments submitted recently to the FDA by the Wastenaw Food Policy Council. They were formulated by The Farmer Policy Action Team of the WFPC, major credit going to Farmer PAT member Daniel Poon.


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Tim Redmond
Member - Washtenaw Food Policy Council
Co-Chair - WFPC Farmer Policy Action Team
Member - Farmer Task Force, Michigan Food Policy Council

Tim Redmond
Eat Local Eat Natural
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On Nov 11, 2013, at 6:18 PM, Morrone, Vicki wrote:

Sharing this with all of you.. Last call for comments on the food safety modernization act. Kindly shared by The michigan farmers market assoc
Cheers
Vicki morrone
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

From: Dru Montri <[log in to unmask]>
Date: November 11, 2013 at 5:09:40 PM EST
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Submit Your Comments on FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act
Reply-To: Dru Montri <[log in to unmask]>

The deadline for public comment on rules developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is November 15. Farmers, market managers, organizations, and consumers have the opportunity to weigh in on important federal decisions. You can read MIFMAs Comments Regarding FDAs Proposed FSMA. We also recommend that you visit sustainableagriculture.net to learn how to comment. The site has simple templates and instructions on how to electronically submit comments to the FDA.

Please take some time this cold snowy evening to submit your comments!

Thanks,

Dru

Dru Montri, Ph.D.

Director

Michigan Farmers Market Association

480 Wilson Road, Room 172D

East Lansing, MI 48824

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