The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb  talked about compliance with new food regulations at the Annual Meeting of the influential National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) in New Orleans.

Compliance deadlines are on the minds of those in American agriculture as 2018  approaches, making Gottlieb’s appearance before the state officials possibly the most timely visit by an FDA commissioner in a decade.

Gottlieb spoke on Sept. 12 about FDA’s decision to emphasize education during the first year of implementation of the Produce Safety Rule. That approach to the rule, which is part of the Food
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Before it wrapped up its meetings this week in Washington D.C., the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) agreed to priorities for the 2018 farm bill.

If that seems a little pre-mature, it’s not. Congressional leaders plan to get to work on the 2018 farm bill later this year. And food safety, specifically the need farmers and ranchers may have for low-cost loans to upgrade infrastructure to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is among NASDA’s priorities.

NASDA-FINAL_406x250NASDA’s other priorities focus on enhanced funding for invasive species programs, the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, and the
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