FSMA Produce Safety Rule Update

January 26, 2018, marked the first major compliance date for the Produce Safety Rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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Larger farms must comply with the rule that, for the first time, establishes science-based standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables.

1. What do farmers need to know about this compliance date? Samir Assar, Ph.D., director of FDA's Division of Produce Safety in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, explains what will happen in this next stage of implementing the FSMA rule.

What to Expect Now That Larger Farms Must Comply with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

2. FDA Launches New FSMA, Produce Safety Website: FDA recently launched a new FSMA landing page on FDA.gov to help more easily access information and resources about the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act to help comply with the rules.

3. The FDA has also updated the Produce Safety Rule page with the most current information on the rule's requirements, compliance dates, training, technical assistance and other resources.