Bob Simmons (Simmons Farm) - Comment

The is a Comment on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Proposed Rule: Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

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dear sirs, I am a 5th generation fruit and veg. farmer near pitts pa. I would like to make a few comments on your fsma regs. My family has been selling fruits and vegtables direct to the public for over 100 yrs. At both our 2 retail markets ,pick your own and 11 farmers markets in the pittsburgh area.We have never had a food safty problem. I fear that our 7ponds for irragtion will not pass your tests since they are filled with run off water. I find it hard to believe that watering crops with drip irragation pond water is a safty issue.If the FDA goes threw with all of these very restrictive rules .with no reasonable ,AFORDABLE solutions our farm will close we will sell the farm and never look back.THANKYOU, Bob simmons
Comment Period Closed
May 16 2013, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: FDA-2011-N-0921-0024
Tracking Number: 1jx-83l5-5dpm

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Date Posted: Feb 11, 2013
RIN: 0910-AG35
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Category: Food Industry - C0027