FDA Provides Flexibility to Farms Regarding Eligibility for the Qualified Exemption Under the Produce Safety Rule

May 26, 2020 FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will provide flexibility regarding eligibility criteria for the qualified exemption under the Produce Safety Rule during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

NASDA and FDA Debut New Inspections for Produce Safety, States to Play Key Role in Implementation

NASDA and FDA have collaborated to develop steps for Produce Safety Rule inspections as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act’s implementation. The new inspection process is designed to provide nationwide consistency and constructive feedback to farmers about exactly what is examined and how inspections relate to regulation.

FDA Offers Additional Resources Support Compliance with the Produce Safety Rule

February 8, 2019 FDA

The FDA, in collaboration with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), has been working to provide everyone involved in making these new standards a reality, including farmers, state and federal regulators, and cooperative extension agents, the training and information they need.