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Another government website not working?

Cornucopia Institute (CI) reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s food safety rule webpage repeatedly crashes, just as the Nov. 15 deadline approaches for public input on the FDA’s proposed food safety rules.

“This is potentially disenfranchising thousands of farmers and consumers, and is flat-out unacceptable,” said co-director Will Fantle “We have been working for months, as have many other organizations across the country, to raise public awareness of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the proposed rules developed to implement it. With the public comment period set to close on November 15, we have received numerous reports from our members that they cannot send in timely comments because the portal for doing so, regulations.gov, is not working.”