FDA seeks input on risk of raw manure as fertilizer

Agency seeking public comments, data and information on manure use and how it affects FSMA Produce Rule.

The Food & Drug Administration wants input from stakeholders as it develops the framework for a risk assessment on the use of raw manure and other biological soil amendments of animal origin as fertilizer on produce farms.

This has been a controversial issue, as FDA proposed and recently finalized the Produce Safety rule mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The agency is concerned about the potential of raw manure and other such amendments to contain disease-ca

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