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Read the latest news on the Food Safety Modernization Act and produce safety impacting your business and the produce industry.

Dec 3, 2020

Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) opened registration for Colorado produce farms covered by the Produce Safety Rule and inspected by CDA

May 21, 2020

FDA released its report “Factors Potentially Contributing to the Contamination of Romaine Lettuce Implicated in the Three Outbreaks of E. coli 0157:H7 during the Fall of 2019”

May 13, 2020

FDA released the Spanish language version of the Produce Safety Rule

Dec 6, 2019

FDA announced routine inspections of small farms may begin as early as January 2020

June 27, 2019

United Fresh released guidelines on recommended food safety practices intended to minimize the microbiological hazards associated with fresh and fresh-cut tomato products

June 25, 2019

FDA released a proposal on food safety guidelines for sprout  seeds and will be taking public comments until late August

Apr 18, 2019

FDA published Spanish translations of the Produce Safety Rule draft guidance “At-A-Glance” overviews

Dec 12, 2018

See United Fresh’s Romaine Resources and a Q&A on voluntary origin/harvest date labeling for romaine products

Nov 5, 2018

FDA has released  final guidance regarding the agency’s mandatory recall authority under FSMA

Nov 2, 2018

FDA published its environmental assessment for the multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, AZ, in a statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb

Sep 14, 2018

FDA released guidance to help growers determine if a facility falls under the definition of a Qualified Facility for human food or for animal food

May 17, 2018

FDA updated resources for suppliers and facilities with its Data Dashboard, making available enforcement, compliance and recall information

Mar 29, 2018

FDA released inflation-adjusted values for the most recent 3 years to support calculations for Produce Safety and other rules under FSMA

Mar 27, 2018

The Produce Safety Alliance held a Water Summit on Feb 26-28, watch the Summit via recorded videos

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