THE PRODUCE RULE: FDA Adds “Flexibility” in Latest Proposal

2014 November 1.

In mid-September, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its latest iteration proposing changes to four crucial “rules” in the regulations needed to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA): Produce Safety, Preventive Controls for Human Food, Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs.  The first two areas are of most concern to Western Growers.