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Food Safety Extension & Research

Produce Safety Rule

The lead instructor will be presenting the latest information from the Produce Safety Alliance FSMA Produce Safety Rule.

The Produce Safety Rule is part of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that was passed by President Obama on January 4, 2011. 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. The Produce Safety Rule was made available publicly on November 13, 2015 and was published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2015.

What does the FSMA Produce Safety Rule cover?

The Produce Safety Rule, outlined in Section 105 of FSMA, establishes science-based minimum standards for safe production and harvesting of fresh fruits and vegetables. These standards are based on a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). The rule is divided into several parts, including standards for:

  • Worker health, hygiene, and training
  • Agricultural water, both for production and post-harvest uses
  • Biological soil amendments (e.g., compost, manure)
  • Domesticated and wild animals
  • Equipment, tools, buildings, and sanitation

https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/

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Cancellations Policy: Cancellations will be accepted until 3 days to the course, and the registration fee, less $75 will be refunded. After that time, no refunds will be made for cancellations.

Substitution Policy: Substitutions will be allowed at any time. For additional information please contact our office at 509-335-2845, blood@wsu.edu.

Payment Policy: Your registration is not final until full payment is received. Please send check payments prior to beginning of the course. We also accept MC or Visa. Course materials will only be available for paid attendees.

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