The new FDA Food Safety Modernization Act is changing the requirements for food traceability and overall authority that the Secretary will have to inspect the facilities of producers. While this law goes so far as to grant authority to the government to shut down the operations of a business that fails to meet specific criteria, many small farms and manufacturers are being exempt from required registration. The three main criteria for exclusion are determined by the operations of the business and to whom the products are sold.
If the gross sales of a business are below the threshold of $… Continue reading
There are many theories on how best to handle your chicken flock on a daily basis. It is generally quite easy to raise chickens, but you still have a number of responsibilities – poultry require regular maintenance and their environment must be tended to carefully so that it is clean and safe. When you do this, both you and your chickens will have an easier life. The work involved in maintaining poultry can be grueling and unpleasant, and some owners don’t like to do it. But when you do the work properly and in a timely way, you are giving… Continue reading