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Proposed Rule for Produce Safety

Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption

How to Comment on the Proposed Rule for Produce Safety

The comment period for the Proposed Rule for Produce Safety closed Friday, November 22, 2013. After initial review of over 17,000 comments submitted to the docket, the FDA plans to re-open key provisions for comment early this summer (2014) including:

This means you will have another opportunity to make your voice heard! We highly encourage your participation in this process. The FDA greatly values your insight in drafting a document that better suits the needs of produce farmers across the country.

We will send announcements through our listserve when the proposed rule has been re-released including information about where and how to comment, but you can also sign up to receive notifications directly from the FDA at: