Attorney Jason Foscolo will be educating local food professionals about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act at Sag Harbor‘s Fair Foods Market on Saturday, April 13. This interactive presentation is designed to inform local farmers and food businesses about the laws and regulations of food safety and how to minimize the legal risks of direct-market farming.
This Act was signed into law on January 4, 2011. It grants the FDA broad power to issue recalls of contaminated food. One of the main purposes of this legislation was to stop outbreaks of infected food before they start. It requires farmers and other entities that sell food to address potential contamination issues and also requires written food safety plans from processors.
Foscolo earned his LL.M from the University of Arkansas School of Law Program in Agricultural and Food Law, the only program of its kind in the U.S., making him uniquely qualified to inform local farmers and food entrepreneurs. His The Food Law Firm, foodlawfirm.com, provides legal council for farmers and food entrepreneurs.
Sag Harbor‘s Fair Foods Market offers local produce from Rustic Roots, which delivers healthy food from small, organic/local farms like spinach, kale and apples, as well as items from Mecox Bay Dairy, such as cheeses, grass-fed meat, locally made goods and more.
The one-hour talk begins at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at 4 East Union Street (corner of Route 114) in Sag Harbor.
Any questions, contact Fair Foods Market manager, Ana Nieto 212-644-2604. Click Here to learn more.