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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released two tools to help with the implementation of the Preventive Controls and Produce Safety Rules of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).Read More
Recently, FSMA training courses available to growers in 2017 were announced. The purpose of this post is to help farmers understand whether or not they need to attend a training course on FSMA.Read More
The final rule directs the FDA to amend the definition of a retail food establishment so it is clear, in determining the primary function of an establishment, the sale of food products directly to consumers includes:
1. The sale of food products or food directly to consumers by such establishments as a roadside stand or farmers’ market where such stand or market is located other than where the food was manufactured or processed;
2) The sale and distribution of such food through a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program; and
3) The sale and distribution of such food at any other such direct sales platform as determined by FDA.Read More
The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has created an easy to follow flowchart for farmers to use to figure out if the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), specifically the Produce and Preventive Controls Rules, apply to their operation. Although the legal specialists at ALEI have posted about the FSMA Produce and Preventive Rules in the past we wanted to share this resource to answer the complex question of exactly to whom this law applies.
Preventive Controls Rule
Go to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition's website to see this and other resources.