Am I Covered By the FSMA Produce Safety Rule?- Interactive Video Tool (added 2.2.2021

On-Farm Readiness Review Request Form  (added 3.29.21)

WHAT'S NEW COVID-19 Updates 

Agricultural Worker and Employees   Interim Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Labor(updated 06/02/2020)

Management of Farm Labor During COVID-19 Pandemic (video updated 6/02/2020)

Management of Farm Labor During Covid-19 Pandemic FS-38-W.pdf (updated 4/10/2020)

ISDH COVID-19 guidance for Migrant Farm Workers, Labor Camp Operators and their Employees.pdf (updated 3/27/2020)

FDA Frequently Asked Questions about Covid Virus-19 and Food 

State Form 55150 (R4 8-20) - fillable 2nd.pdf (09/10/2020)

Produce Safety During COVID 19 Dr. Deering (11/11/2020)

Employee Health, Hygiene, and Training

 Hygienic Design on the Farm    (video developed March 2020)

sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf (updated 3-27-2020)


stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf (updated 3-27-2020)


The World Health Organization recipe for making homemade hand sanitizer. This and a lot more information can be found at the IN-Prep website at . (Updated 3-27-2020)

Additional Resource

Produce Auction Guidance - COVID-19 Publication.pdf (updated 4/19/2020)

2021 On-Farm Readiness Review Information.pdf (uploaded 3-15-2021)

Home Food Safety: Use of Readily Available Sanitizers on Cantaloupes.  FS-34-W.pdf

 Grower Info Cards.pdf

Vegetable Crop Hotline   A newsletter for commercial vegetable growers prepared by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Below is a list of additional informational resources regarding the Produce Safety Rule and food safety in general.


Soil Amendments

Land Use Issues

Retail Food Establishment Fact Sheet

Definition of a Qualified End User:

User A qualified end-user is either: (1) the consumer of the food or (2) a restaurant or retail food establishment that is located in the same state or the same Indian reservation as the farm or not more than 275 miles away. Instead, these farms are required to include their name and complete business address either on the label of the produce that would otherwise be covered (if a label is required under the FD&C Act and its implementing regulations) or to display the same information at the point-of-purchase. These farms are also required to establish and keep certain documentation (See § 112.7).

Produce farms that are covered under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule are required to register with the Indiana State Department of Health by filling out the Registration Form for Produce Farms and send it to the address at the top of the form.
completed forms can be emailed to  or mailed to Food Protection Program 100 N. Senate Avenue, N855 Indianapolis, IN 46207.  Upon receipt, ISDH will issue a new certification of registration to your establishment.   

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