On April 21, 2016 Leanne Skelton, SCP’s FDA Liaison teams up with Dr. Samir Assar, Director of the FDA’s Division of Produce Safety in presenting updates on the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, i.e., the Produce Safety regulation”.  In addition to the Produce Safety regulation, FDA is putting significant effort into strategies for implementation and compliance, training, and research.  USDA is also leading a joint project with FDA to review its USDA GAPs program to ensure it aligns with the FDA Produce Safety regulation.

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