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FDA to Revise Farm Rules
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Dec 23, 2013 05:28 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Reacting to criticism from the farm community, the Food and Drug Administration will revise two Food Safety Modernization Act rules and will seek comment on them, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor announced Thursday.

"Based on our discussions with farmers, the research community and other input we have received, we have learned a great deal, and our thinking has evolved," Taylor said.

A variety of farm groups ranging from major growers of fruits and vegetables to advocates for local, farmer-market growers had all criticized the FDA's approach to implementing new rules under the ...

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