Is your produce farm subject to a Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) inspection, but you aren’t quite sure what to expect?
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) inspections started this year for large produce farms in California and across the United States. Smaller produce farms will be subject to FSMA inspections in coming years.
The first of six educational sessions at the third annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) features a dive into the changing landscape of food safety on organic farms, and how the industry is complying with the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. The session will explore how FDA produce inspections will be rolled out and the changes affecting the leafy greens industry.
¡Produce Safety Alliance se complace en anunciar la disponibilidad de su sitio web y materiales asociados en español! El nuevo sitio web en español es un repositorio de materiales educativos, actualizaciones de la Norma de inocuidad de los productos agrícolas frescos de FSMA, información sobre el instructor e instructor líder de la Alianza y datos de contacto del equipo de la Alianza y sus colaboradores.
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is very pleased to announce the availability of the PSA website and associated materials in Spanish at es.producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu!
With the production season getting into full swing, it’s important for organic producers to keep an eye on the food safety ball to ensure all your hard work doesn’t get stopped at home plate by a buyer unwilling to accept your product. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) commodity-specific and industry developed guidances are one way to help ensure your food safety plan is relevant to the crops you produce. As always, CCOF’s food safety staff and GLOBALG.A.P. certification program are here to assist producers with food safety.
Confused about what records you are required to keep for compliance with the new federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? Not sure how those records overlap with what you are already doing for your organic certification? Join the CCOF Foundation, Community Alliance with Family Farmers and the Farmers Guild (CAFF/FG) for a webinar on June 18 that clearly explains what records are required for produce farms that must fully comply with FSMA and how those records align with USDA National Organic Program recordkeeping requirements.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) started its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) inspections of produce farms this spring. Produce farms with more than $500,000 in average annual sales may be contacted by CDFA in 2019 for an inspection to verify the farm’s compliance with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule.
What to Expect During an Inspection
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