Summary: FSMA Supplemental Notice of Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption
In the original proposed rule and the supplemental notice, we use a science-based framework to assess any potential public health risks associated with the consumption of produce, and define specific mitigation approaches that would address the risks of microbial contamination from agricultural inputs (workers, water, biological soil amendments, and tools and equipment), unsanitary conditions in buildings, and contact with wild and domesticated animals, as well as in the production of sprouts intended for human consumption. In those documents, we provide a framework to evaluate the efficacy of the proposed rule for addressing the public health risks in general, and emphasize the importance of some salient provisions as well.
Regulatory Impact Analysis:
Federal Register: 79 FR 58433, September 29, 2014