March 16, 2020
Customers can get a clear picture through non-verbal clues whether food safety practices are followed once the produce is taken to market or delivered to a CSA drop site. Today’s consumers are more aware of food safety risks associated with fresh produce than in years past, so it makes sense for growers to use best practices to mitigate risks. We are going to touch on a few ways you can demonstrate and assure customers that food safety is your priority.
The first round of compliance dates for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Produce Safety Rule – the rules for produce growers that came about as a result of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – was at the end of January, 2018, so there’s a lot of attention right now to the Rule and its requirements. This article will address some of the exemptions to the rule, compliance timelines, and training requirements for farmers.
This information is meant to help with understanding some parts of the Produce Safety Rule and related rules. It has not been reviewed, or approved by the FDA.
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