produce safety rule

Some growers ‘wait and see’ with Produce Rule

Startup and ongoing costs associated with the Produce Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) remain hard to swallow for some specialty crops’ growers, but there’s little recourse in a market that requires the... 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 »

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 »

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 »

GLOBALG.A.P. publishes guide for FSMA compliance

The GLOBALG.A.P. "User’s Guide and Self Assessment for FSMA Produce Safety Rule Compliance" supports Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) users in efficiently meeting Produce Safety Rule (Produce Rule) requirements. The GLOBALG.A.P. USA Crops National Technical Working... more »

Penn State Extension launches FSMA resource website

Penn State Extension recently launched a new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) information website and will be organizing several FSMA educational workshops throughout Pennsylvania during 2017. Over the next several years, the Food and Drug Administration... more »

Ensure the right grower training for FSMA compliance

On farms looking to be Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliant under the Produce Safety Rule, provision 112.22(c), “One supervisor or responsible party for each farm must have successfully completed food safety training at least... more »

Cornell leading effort to train farmers on produce safety rules

Cornell is leading a national alliance aimed at improving the safety of fresh produce and helping fruit and vegetable growers meet new regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The act, signed by... more »

California to receive $11.7M in FSMA funding

The California Department of Food and Agriculture was recently awarded $11.7 million for state-level implementation of the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This follows the recent Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)... more »

FDA awards $21.8 million for produce safety rule implementation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a total of $21.8 million to support 42 states to help implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. The rule, which the FDA finalized... more »


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