October 23, 2014, 2 PM EDT
The Produce Safety Alliance hosted a one hour webinar and teleconference with the FDA Produce Safety Staff to discuss the proposed Produce Safety Rule Supplemental which was released for comment on September 29th, 2014. Dr. Michael Mahovic, Consumer Safety Officer with the Produce Safety Staff gave an informative presentation on the changes made to the original proposed rule which was followed by a Q & A session. Revisions to the proposed Produce Safety Rule include changes to the water quality standards and testing, raw manure and compost standards, definition of a ‘covered’ farm, clarified procedures for withdrawing the qualified exemption, and clarified provisions on wildlife. The comment period will close on December 15, 2014.
To listen to an audio recording of the presentation, click here.
Operational Strategy for Implementing the FDA
Food Safety Modernization Act
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Conference ID: 6929468
Date: Monday, July 7th, 2014
Time: 2-3 PM EDT
Fee: No charge
Registration: Open to all.
*Please dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the conference so that the operator can take your name and place you into the conference room. Presented by: Ms. Kathy Gombas, FSMA Change Management Lead, FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Click here for the presentation slide set. This meeting is a teleconference only. These slides have been provided should you want to follow along with visuals.
Q&A with FDA staff members will follow the presentation. The operator will provide instructions for how to participate in the question and answer portion during the call. For more information on the Operational Strategy for Implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, visit the complete document here.
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March 6, 2013
The Produce Safety Alliance, in collaboration with the FDA, will be hosting a series of Q & A teleconferences to discuss specific sections of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Produce Safety Rule. Click here for more information.
Mar. 18, 2013
Mar. 25, 2013
Apr. 22, 2013
May 3, 2013
Domestic and Wild Animals
May 6, 2013
Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and
May 8, 2013
Equipment, Tools, Buildings, & Sanitation
May 10, 2013
Health, Hygiene and Training for Workers
May 13, 2013
Recordkeeping, Compliance, & Enforcement
February 13, 2013
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FSMA Webinar Slides and Recordings Coming Soon!
January 25, 2013
We appreciate everyone who was able to participate in Thursday's webinar on the Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Produce Safety and Preventive Controls Rules presented by Erick Snellman of the FDA. We are awaiting FDA clearance to post the webinar slides, full recording, and follow-up to questions that were submitted by participants. We will send out a notification through the list serve when we are able to post the information. If you have not already done so, click here to sign up for the PSA listserve.
FDA Webinar on FSMA Proposed Produce Safety & Preventive Controls Rules
January 17, 2013
The Produce Safety Alliance, in collaboration with the FDA, will be hosting a webinar on Thursday January 24, 2013 at 11 AM EST to provide information about the Proposed Produce Safety Rule as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Dr. Jim Gorny, Senior Advisor for Produce Safety, will present An Overview of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Proposed Produce Safety & Preventive Controls Rules. This presentation will include reviewing the proposed produce safety rule, how it interacts with the proposed preventive controls rule for human food, and provide details regarding produce rule provisions. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation.
Please consider reviewing the proposed rules prior to the webinar by following the links below.
Proposed Produce Safety Rule:
Proposed Preventive Controls for Human Food: http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FSMA/ucm256826.htm
For more information on how participate in the webinar:
Proposed Produce Safety Rule Released
January 4, 2013
Now that the proposed produce safety rule has been released, it is important for those involved in the fresh produce industry to read and review it. All fresh fruit and vegetable growers should be engaged in this process and should consider sharing their thoughts and opinions through the open-comment period which is open until May 16, 2013. Comments can be submitted electronically or through the postal service. The Produce Safety Alliance will continue to develop educational materials and training programs to help growers meet regulatory requirements.
Proposed Produce Safety Rule
Visit Proposed Produce Safety Rule: How to Stay Involved and other educational materials as well as to sign up for our listserve that will keep you informed about future trainings.
Designing an Effective Produce Safety Curriculum and Training Program for Farmers
November 14, 2012
The Produce Safety Alliance conducted eight focus groups with 89 fruit and vegetable farmers across the country representing different geographical locations, farm sizes, cultures, commodities, and production practices. Click the link below to read the summary of their responses which have guided us in the development of the curriculum. Click here for the Focus Group Summary.