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Produce Safety Rule Resources

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Resources to support your learning about produce safety and the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA.

  1. Preventive Controls for Human Foods Qualified Individual Training Courses
  2. Produce Safety Alliance – Upcoming Grower Training
    • Online grower training course
    • Remote delivery course
    • In-person training, hosted in locations throughout Colorado (please check our calendar as these trainings will resume in the late summer or fall 2021)
  1. Tree fruit (EnglishSpanish)
  2. Onions (EnglishSpanish)
  3. Chiles (EnglishSpanish)
  4. Sprouts, Microgreens and Leafy Greens (English)

**All covered produce – Produce Safety Rule information (English)

Resources exploring key legal questions associated with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, including:

Dropped covered produce is a term that is unique to the Produce Safety Rule and refers to covered produce that drops to the ground before harvest. Dropped covered produce does not include:
• root crops that grow underground (such as carrots);
• crops that grow on the ground (such as cantaloupe); or
• produce that is intentionally dropped to the ground as part of harvesting (such as walnuts).

For more information and examples, consult this FDA factsheet.

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