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IFPA comments on proposed ag water changes

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 »

Food safety research enhanced by produce industry

Growers need not wait on the government for timely guidance to food safety questions or concerns. That’s what industry veteran Victor Smith sees as one of the biggest benefits of the Center for Produce Safety... more »

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 »

Penn State hosting food safety training

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 »

PMA vice president hired by FDA for produce safety

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has hired James Gorny, Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) as the FDA's Senior Science Advisor for Produce Safety. Gorny will assume... more »

Produce industry starts to prepare for FSMA inspections

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is in place, and inspectors are coming. The compliance date for larger manufactured food facilities subject to FSMA’s human food preventive controls rule kicked in on Sept. 19, 2016.... more »

Free training available 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 »

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

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 »

FDA to enhance FSMA collaboration with states

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 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 »

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