Luis A. Ribera
Today’s food supply system is a complex and diverse supply chain, including significant imports, science-based knowledge, and an engaged consumer. While potential benefits have been partially documented, the benefits of safer food will increase costs. These articles focus on likely impacts on the agricultural sector from implementation of FSMA rules.
Luis A. Ribera, Fumiko Yamazaki, Mechel Paggi and James L. Seale, Jr.
This article focuses on the potential economic impacts of the FSMA on the profitability of domestic production of specialty crops. In particular, discussion revolves around the potential economic impact by farm size and how economies of scale play an important role in minimizing the impact of FSMA compliance costs.
Alba J. Collart
This article describes final foundational rules within FSMA’s key areas and highlights their implications for the marketing of fresh produce in the United States. Major implications in terms of costs and benefits, market structure, and public health concerns, with particular attention to the new produce safety rule, are discussed.
Amanda M. Countryman
: The Food Safety Modernization Act represents a major overhaul of the nation's ability to regulate the safety of the food supply. It includes provisions to hold imported food products to the same standards as domestically produced food. This is particularly important given the large and increasing share of fresh fruits and vegetables which are imported into the United States.