ARLINGTON, Va. — Exemptions to the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rule on produce safety at the farm level could create problems for retailers and consumers, according to the Food Marketing Institute. In a presentation yesterday at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ag Outlook Forum, FMI vice president of food safety programs Hilary Thesmar outlined the industry group’s concerns surrounding the list of exempted commodities and exemptions for small businesses ...

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