Produce Safety for Growers and Handlers of Fruit & Vegetable Products.
The Produce Safety rule covers science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. The rule is part of the FDA’s efforts to implement the requirements within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and compliance is critical for growers and handlers of fruits and vegetables. Missouri Enterprise has the expertise, resources and connections you need to understand and comply with these and other Food Safety management rules, regulations and standards. Connect with your local Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager to learn more about how we can help.
Key Requirements of The Produce Safety Rule.
The following items illustrate some of the key requirements as they are currently written in the Produce Safety rule.
- Water quality testing and management.
- Biological soil amendments, including raw manure and stabilized compost microbial standards, risk assessment and management.
- Measures to identify and not harvest produce that is likely to be contaminated by domesticated and wild animals, including livestock, working animals, deer, feral swine, etc.
- Worker training, health and hygiene.
- Equipment, tools and building maintenance and sanitation.
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