New Jersey farmers and agricultural experts questioned representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday about new regulations that will bring federal officials to their farms. The federal regulators visited the Rutgers University EcoComplex on Florence-Columbus Road for a food safety conference. The Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama on Jan. 4, 2011, requires that farms producing more than $25,000 a year in food sales meet new FDA requirements…Wesley L. Kline, an agricultural expert with Rutgers University, told the gathering that about 20 percent of New Jersey’s more than 10,000 farms will be affected by the regulations. The other approximately 8,000 farmers produce less than $25,000 in products each year.
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