Scale-approriate exemptions from food safety legislation?

As S510 bill is debated, more amendments and petitions are being circulated.   In one petition, the main points of contention for small farms is the establishment of new hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for all facilities and designation of FDA’s authority over growing and harvesting practices for produce.  For more details see posted letter from over 100 National and Multi-state organizations

Also on the post is a reference to Senator Jon Tester’s amendment to exempt small, local processing facilities with revenues below $500,000 from the bill’s hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls requirements and traceability requirements.  Our local CFSA has more information concerning the statis of this bill and remaining work to be done!  More information can be found on the Sweet Potato – sustainable food and  farming blog of the Carolinas.