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FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety

Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

About the Final Rule 

The Produce Safety rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. The rule is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. The final rule went into effect January 26, 2016.



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