Maine launching website about food safety regulation updates


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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials say a new state website will assist farmers and food producers with information about changes to federal food safety regulations.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry says the information on the website will pertain to the federal Food Safety Modernization Act, which was signed into law in 2011.

Maine Agriculture Commissioner Walter Whitcomb says the rules that impact farmers are still being developed and the website will keep food producers up to date on them. He says the website will provide information as changes occur, with a focus on how the rules affect farmers and businesses.

The website will also allow users to sign up for e-mail alerts.

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Online: http://www.maine.gov/dacf/qar/fsma/

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