According to Dr. David Acheson, Founder and CEO of the Acheson Group, FSMA passed Congress because of public, congressional and regulatory response to a series of major outbreaks that started with the spinach E. coli O157 in 2006, salmonella cases in peanut butter in 2007 and 2009, melamine in pet food in 2007 and most
As we approach the FSMA Rule compliance dates this September, it’s important for hullers and shellers who are classified as processors, to understand the new requirements. Specifically, most hullers and shellers are classified by FDA as either a Primary Production Farm or Secondary Activities Farm. Regardless, both entities are subject to the Produce Safety Rule.
Whether you’re a grower; you purchase from a grower; or you provide a service to growers, it’s time to ask yourself the question: Are you ready for compliance with the FDA’s Produce Safety Rule as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)? As we always tell people, training is the first step – you