Exempt or Modified Requirement information

Added by NCR FSMA • Last updated December 1, 2022
Author: Iowa State University
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: IA
Language: English

Many Iowa produce farms* that are affected by the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act’s (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule will either be exempt or fall under the FDA’s modified requirements portion of the Rule. However, all produce growers are encouraged to assess whether undertaking the requirements for full compliance may be beneficial for their farm operations (information on full compliance can be found below under “C) Full Compliance”). It is also important to remember that all produce farms, exempt or otherwise, must take appropriate measures to minimize the risk of serious adverse health consequences from use of, or exposure to, covered produce and to provide reasonable assurance that the produce is not adulterated as detailed in section 402 of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act



Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated October 12, 2022
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Worker Health, Hygiene & Training; Soil Amendments; Wildlife, Domestic Animals & Land Use; Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Food Safety Plans