FSA Sets New Rules for Foreign Aid Food Handling
New rules have been developed by the Farm Service Agency to address sanitary and safety issues of handling food bought for foreign aid. The new rules are “a response so we can protect the integrity of the program and the products we put out there,” according to Michael Scuse, undersecretary of the USDA Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, who made the announcement in Kansas City during the International Food Aid and Development Conference. Beginning next month, only facilities licensed under the U.S. Warehouse Act will be able to handle food bought for foreign aid. Read more (The Kansas City Star).