Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) continues to roll out in California. Since January 26, 2018, produce farms designated as “large” (those with annual sales greater than $500,000) have been required to comply with the new federal regulations under the PSR. The next to be required to comply were farms …Continue Reading
Produce Safety Rules!
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) Supervisor Shelley Phillips was recently interviewed by “Farmer Fred” Hoffman on KSTE radio’s “Farm Hour” program to discuss the impact of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) on California farmers. CDFA created the PSP to “Educate then Regulate” California …Continue Reading
SACRAMENTO, July 25, 2019 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is announcing that starting next week, 8,000 “small” and “very small” produce farms throughout California are being mailed educational letters about their roles in upholding the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), passed in 2011 to …Continue Reading
If you farm produce in California, you may have received a letter this week from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The letter, mailed to thousands of produce farms across the state, contains important information about on-farm food safety inspections that will begin this Spring. The inspections are part of a new law …Continue Reading
Do you think you’re ready for official Produce Safety Rule inspections when they begin in 2019? There’s one way to find out…Continue Reading