It may soon come to pass that those homemade jellies, honey, roadside vegetable stands, and various other farming activities will see the current standards of food safety brought to a whole new safety level. I won't pretend I know anything about these regulations, in business terms, because I don't sell products commercially or privately...for those of you that do, please find out for yourself, and quickly, as the cut-off time to post your comments to the new rules proposal is around Nov. 15, 2013.
I have had the pleasure to post comments at US government websites (in a different industry) and just tracking down the correct place to post your comments can consume a lot of time. I would probably start with the Dept of Agriculture and go from there, if anyone finds a good link at the official government website for posting comments, you may want to include that link in this thread (unless there is another thread somewhere else) for others to check out.
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 5 years ago
Here are two sites where more information can be found.
They also include links to the Dept. of Make-You-Sad agencies where they are accepting public input.
Please learn the facts first, as input that is irrelevant will probably just be trashed.