Produce Safety Ensuring produce safety—from farm to table—is a critical step in reducing the presence of dangerous bacteria in the food supply and preventing foodborne illness.
FDA Expands Water Testing Options for Produce Growers

FDA Expands Water Testing Options for Produce Growers

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FDA approves certain presence/absence tests for agricultural water used in postharvest washing and cooling, hand washing, sanitizing food contact surfaces, and making ice.

Preharvest Agricultural Water

Sprinklers irrigate a vegetable cropWhether it’s municipal drinking water, groundwater, or surface water, water used in irrigation, fertigation, and crop spray application must be managed so that it is not a source of contamination.

The resources below will help you learn about best practices for monitoring and managing the water used on your farm, in addition to the new requirements for the Produce Safety Rule.