FDA Provides Funding to Implement Rule for Produce Safety (September 2016)The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing $21.8 million to facilitate the implementation of FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) final rule on produce safety in the U.S. This funding will be distributed based on a classification system established by FDA. The agency will work with the states to develop programs suitable to accommodate the needs of different farming communities. According to FDA’s notice, implementation tactics include the provision of education, training, technical assistance, and prioritization of farming operations.
FSMA aims to ensure food safety in the U.S., and was passed into law in 2011. This final rule aims to address various factors important to maintaining produce safety including water and soil quality, worker training, the effects of pests and animals, and safety standards for equipment, tools, and buildings.
|FDA Provides $21.8 Million to States for Produce Safety|
|FSMA Final Rule on Produce Safety|