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The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule is now final and the earliest compliance dates for some farms begin one year after the effective date of the final rule.  The 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. 

Produce Safety Alliance

The Produce Safety Alliance​​​ (PSA) is a collaboration ​between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in  ​the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

 2019-2020 Training Options

Produce Safety Standards

​The FDA Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2011, enables FDA to better protect public health by strengthening the food safety system. It enables FDA to focus more on preventing food safety problems ​rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur. 

Is your operation covered by the Produce Safety Rule?​​​ ​

Coverage and Exemptions/Exclusion Flow Chart​​ 

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

What you need to know about the FDA Regulations- Small Entity Compliance Guide    

Decision Tree: Farm Food Safety Decision Making Made Easy


FDA at a Glance

Final Rule on Produce Safety

Key Requirements



Environmental Impact Statement​

Assistance to Industry 

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​​​​​​​​​​​Additional Resources 

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