Proposed Rule for Produce Safety
Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption
How to Comment on the Supplemental Proposal for the Produce Rule
The first open comment period for the proposed Produce Rule closed on Friday, November 22, 2013. After initial review of over 15,000 comments submitted to the docket, the FDA released a supplemental document proposing revisions to key areas of the Produce Rule on September 19, 2014 including:
The proposed rule supplement will be published in the Federal Register on Monday, September 29, 2014. There will be a 75 day comment period once the supplemental revisions are published in the Federal Register. Until the document is published in the Federal Register, you can download the pre-publication PDF here.
A summary of key revisions is available from the FDA website at: http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm. 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 provide the link and/or mailing address to send your comments once the supplemental revisions are published in the Federal Register.