According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Michael Taylor, the agency will revise proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) “affecting farmers,” who have apparently expressed concern about the potential impact on their livelihoods. Among provisions to be revised and re-published for public comment in early summer 2014 are (i) “sections covering water quality standards and testing,” (ii) “standards for using raw manure and compost,” (iii) those “affecting mixed-use facilities (such as a farm that has a food-processing operation),” and (iv) “procedures used to withdraw the qualified exemption to these requirements for certain farms.”Taylor also noted that the agency continues to review the comments already submitted to the rulemaking docket and may decide to include other changes for public comment. See FDA Voice, December 19, 2013.