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Resources

The following are resources that provide further guidance for the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule.

From FDA

The Produce Safety Rule 

Final: Produce Safety Rule

Guidance Documents

FDA’s guidance documents listed below do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency’s current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in Agency guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.

Draft guidance defining activities allowed at farms and mixed-type facilities. 

Draft Guidance for Industry: Classification of Activities as Harvesting, Packing, Holding, or Manufacturing/Processing for Farms and Facilities

Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Food Facility Registration (Seventh Edition) – Revised

Draft guidance defining hazards

Draft Guidance for Industry: Describing a Hazard That Needs Control in Documents Accompanying the Food, as Required by Four Rules Implementing FSMA

Draft guidance for sprout operations

Draft Guidance for Industry: Compliance with and Recommendations for Implementation of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption for Sprout Operations

From the Produce Safety Alliance

Records required by the Produce Safety Rule. Records- compilation of the guidelines for record keeping and templates to comply with the Produce Safety Rule.

PSA Labeled Sanitizers for Produce. List of sanitizers that are approved to be used when washing produce and for food contact surfaces, watch the video to learn how to use the excel sheet provided.  Video Tutorial: How to Use the Labeled Sanitizers for Produce – Excel Tool

To learn about other resources from the Produce Safety Alliance visit PSA resources.

Written By

Photo of Elena RogersElena RogersArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture - Food Safety - Fresh Produce Western NC Serves 50 CountiesBased out of Caldwell County(828) 352-2519 elena_rogers@ncsu.eduHorticultural Science - NC State University
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