The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Center for Food Safety write to oppose the FDA's proposed rule extending the compliance dates for Subpart E of the final rule on Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption. The proposed extension would prevent consumers from realizing the benefits of core protections within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until 11 to 13 years after this important act was signed into law on January 4, 2011.

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