On November 16, Tom Harkin, spokesman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee of the United States Senate, released a new draft resolution of the Food Safety Modernization Act (S.150 Policy) of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which added relevant treaties to protect organic and sustainable farmers.
Many senators sent letters to President Harkin last week, urging the formulation of policies to help organic farms and sustainable agricultural development adapt to the new regulations. It is hoped to manage organic and sustainable farms by simplifying food safety guidelines and regulations. This letter pointed out that organic food sales increased by 15% to 21% annually, and worried about whether this legislation would inadvertently increase the burden on small and sustainable agricultural sectors.
This letter also states that S After the promulgation of Regulation 510, organic farms and sustainable agriculture will be supervised by two departments, and different regulations and policies may cause potential conflicts. In order to avoid potential regulatory conflicts, the senator asked FDA and USDA to jointly formulate food safety regulations.
Ha Jin listened to relevant opinions and adopted relevant suggestions. He believed that cohesive regulations would help to ensure the operability of organic and sustainable development, and help to increase market share by ensuring food safety. This FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will strengthen FDA's law enforcement capability. After comprehensive reform, it will also improve its food supervision capability and response capability to food pollution outbreaks, provide safety training for farmers and food processing enterprises, and develop better food import early warning measures. The draft will be released on Monday.
This draft will help farmers, schools and restaurant owners establish a strong partnership, provide local crops, ensure local sustainable agricultural development, and ultimately ensure that the food at school lunches and public dinners can be eaten safely.