March 22, 2022

FDA Launches Ag Water Assessment Builder to Help Farms Understand Ag Water Proposed Rule Requirements

On March 21, 2022, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new Agricultural Water Assessment Builder to help farms understand the proposed requirements for an agricultural water assessment in the Agricultural Water Proposed Rule. Use of the tool is optional.

If finalized, the proposed rule would require farms to conduct systems-based agricultural water assessments to determine and guide appropriate measures to minimize potential risks associated with pre-harvest agricultural water. The assessment includes an evaluation of the water system, agricultural water use practices, crop characteristics, environmental conditions, potential impacts on source water by activities conducted on adjacent and nearby land and other relevant factors, such as the results of optional testing.

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