LISBON FALLS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop about the Food Safety Modernization Act at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the UMaine Extension office, 24 Main St.

Presentations will be given by Ben Tettlebaum, a Rhodes Fellow with the Farm and Food Initiative at the Conservation Law Foundation Maine, and Dave Colson, a farmer and director of agricultural services at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. The FSMA, signed into law in 2011, requires farmers to incorporate steps to avoid food contamination, according to a news release from the extension.

Through Dec. 15, the Food and Drug Administration will accept public comments — computers will be available at the workshop to send suggestions. For more information, to register or request a disability accommodation, call KymNoelle Sposato at 353-5550 or email [email protected].


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.