Penn State Extension Helps Growers Comply with FSMA Regulations

Educators are available to consult with growers on their farm operations at no-cost to the grower and help them to see how close they are to meeting the new regulatory requirements.
Penn State Extension Helps Growers Comply with FSMA Regulations - News


On-Farm Readiness Reviews are a no-cost opportunity for produce growers to have their preharvest, harvest and postharvest conditions and practices evaluated, assess what they are doing well, and identify areas for improvement in food safety practices on their farms. The On-Farm Readiness Review is not an audit, inspection, or any type of regulatory assessment. Reviewers will simply go to the farms that request a review and help the grower prepare for an actual FSMA Produce Safety Rule inspection once compliance dates are reached.

Thirty On-Farm Readiness Reviews have been completed this year, and sixty more have been scheduled. To show interested growers what is involved, a mock review will be demonstrated at the vegetable tent demonstration area at the end of West 10th and West 11th streets at 10:30 a.m. all three days of Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 14-16, 2018.

For more details on this cost-free program visit:

Penn State Extension to Help With On-Farm Readiness Reviews for Produce Growers

Or contact Jeff Stoltzfus, statewide good agricultural practices extension educator and FSMA produce safety lead trainer at 717-394-6851 or .