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FDA Helps Produce Farmers and Fresh-Cut Produce Processors by Providing Draft FSMA Guidance
FDA Helps Produce Farmers and Fresh-Cut Produce Processors by Providing Draft FSMA Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two draft guidance documents to assist farmers and fresh-cut produce processors understand what they need to do to meet requirements established by FSMA.

“Fresh-Cut Produce Processors shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to comment on the draft guidance.” said Stephanie Lopez, VP of Food Safety Services Americas. “This is a great opportunity to help educate the FDA on preventive controls and supply chain controls specific to this high-risk food sector.”

The first draft guidance is a compliance and implementation guide to enable growers with meeting the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA. The rule requires domestic and foreign farms to put preventive measures in place during growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of their fruits and vegetables to protect against contamination.

Read the entire FDA announcement here

 








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