The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a webinar on April 25 to discuss key pieces of the Food Safety Modernization Act Final Rule on Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food. Under this rule, anyone transporting human and animal food—including shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers—must follow sanitary transportation procedures, such as properly refrigerating food, ensuring vehicles are sufficiently cleaned between loads and protecting food during transportation.

Stephanie Metzinger

Western Growers members are invited to participate in a discussion with the Arizona Department of Agriculture (ADA) to help determine who will implement and enforce the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule in Arizona—the ADA or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Implementation of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule will result in on farm inspections as required by this federal mandate. This could have a considerable effect on Western Growers members, as the inspections may result in audit fatigue.

Stephanie Metzinger


Food Safety

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