FSMA

Specialty crop program offsets $200 million in food safety costs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing specialty crop growers up to $200 million to offset certain expenses incurred to receive food safety certification. The USDA’s new Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops (FSCSC) program... more »

IFPA submits comments on proposed ag water changes in Produce Safety Rule

Support for regulations with flexibility that allow fruit and vegetable growers to manage risks unique to their production environment as well as calls for a final rule were among the key messages delivered by the... more »

Penn State hosting food safety training for growers

Is your farm in compliance with food safety standards? The FSMA Produce Safety Rule states: “At least one supervisor or responsible party for your farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least equivalent... more »

FDA offers free training for Sanitary Transportation Rule

The FDA has announced a set of free online training tools for ground-based food transporters. These new training modules are intended to help carriers meet the requirements of the FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal... more »

Colorado growers gain access to food safety information

Colorado produce growers can benefit from a grant the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) received from FDA. The department has partnered with Colorado State University (CSU) Extension to offer a variety of resources to help... more »

FDA delays parts of FSMA rollout, seeks input on water regulations

The FDA is proposing changes to how it will implement provisions of the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the coming years, including delaying some rules and asking for more... more »

New FDA steps enhance collaboration with states for FSMA

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., has outlined a number of immediate next steps in a comprehensive approach to ensuring successful implementation of the Produce Safety Rule established by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).... more »

Compliance guide issued under FSMA Produce Safety Rule

The FDA has issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG),  to help small businesses comply with the Produce Safety Rule mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) standards. The "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting,... more »

FDA planning tool to help businesses comply with FSMA

FDA is releasing a new software tool to help owners and operators of food facilities create a food safety plan specific to their facilities. The planning tool is intended to help businesses meet the requirements... more »

Registration open for apple grower Produce Safety Rule training

Produce Safety Alliance training courses specifically for apple growers will be offered on March 20 and 21, 2017 at English Hills, 1200 Four Mile Road, Grand Rapids, MI 49544. Each date is a standalone meeting,... more »

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