Produce Safety Rule Draft Guidance Recorded Webinar: How and Why Growers Should Comment

By April 17, 2019VABF News

Educational Webinars

Produce Safety Rule Draft Guidance Recorded Webinar: How and Why Growers Should Comment

Comments for FDA’s Produce Safety Rule (PSR) Draft Guidance are due April 22, 2019. If you’re a fruit or vegetable grower, this Draft Guidance likely affects you! The FDA is looking for your comments! The Local Food Safety Collaborative encourages farmers and farm organizations to comment. Listen in on this webinar to see what you need to know and what you can do before the comment period closes. You can also access the PowerPoint slide deck.

Recorded on 4/12/19, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST.

Additional Resources

1. Produce Safety Alliance Webinar on Draft Guidance

Ready to dig in to the Draft Guidance? This recorded webinar hosted by the Produce Safety Alliance is an in-depth discussion between experts and educators that outlines different topic areas where clarity may be needed in the Draft Guidance.

2. Michigan State University Extension Agrifood Safety Draft Guidance Videos

Looking for a concise break-down of the different chapters in PSR draft guidance? These MSU videos summarize each chapter and highlight certain aspects of the draft guidance that differ from what has already been published.

3. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) Comment Template and Guide Blog

Need help understanding where your experiences and farm practices can contribute to commenting? This blog provides great context for how you can provide meaningful comments. There’s even a “comment template” available here to assist anyone interested in writing/formatting a comment on the Draft Guidance.

4. The PSR Draft Guidance itself!

The purpose of this draft compliance and implementation guidance document is to help covered farms comply with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule, which establishes science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce. Entitled “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption,” the rule is part of FDA’s implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

All comments are due by Monday, April 22, 2019 at midnight.
Where to Submit Electronic Comments: Visit the website and search for Docket No. FDA-2018-D-3631