Food Safety

Mon, October 30
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Assembly Room 3

Food Safety

The Produce Safety Rule is part of the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This regulation focuses on setting the first-ever federal regulatory standards for the production, harvest, and handling of fruits and vegetables, in an effort to prevent microbial contamination and reduce foodborne illnesses associated with fresh produce. If you grow, pack, process, or sell fresh produce, this rule may apply to you. This panel will discuss the implementation of the rule, offer education and outreach materials, provide a farmer perspective on implementing food safety practices on farm, and assist you in navigating the process to determine whether this rule applies to your farm. Learn about ongoing food safety support that is provided by the CDFA, Produce Safety network and the Community Alliance with Family Farms.