Produce Safety Rule

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established science-based minimum standards for safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and sprouts.

The College of Agricultural Sciences has a dedicated team working on training and resources to support the Produce Safety rule. You can find current training opportunities on our website, or contact one of our experts for more information.

Additional Resources for the Produce Industry

FDA Produce Safety Rule Information Site

Visit FDA's Produce Safety Rule website for the full text of the rule, key requirements, available exemptions, variances, compliance dates, and supplementary guidance documents as they become available.

Produce Safety Alliance

The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. Visit their website for developments on the Produce Safety Rule and to sign up for their e-newsletter.

The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety

The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety (NECAFS) is a collaboration among the 12 states and District of Columbia that make up the Northeast region, which aims to jointly advance understanding and practice of improved food safety among the region’s small and medium sized produce growers and processors.