A web-based fact sheet from the FDA providing an overview of the final rule. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety rule is now final, and the earliest compliance dates for some farms begin one year after the effective date of the final rule. The rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.
In this fact sheet:
- Key Requirements
- Compliance Dates
- Environmental Impact Statement
- Assistance to Industry
Notes on final rule links below:
- The web version may be best for users with internet access who are using a laptop or desktop. It has some enhanced document features.
- The PDF version can be downloaded for offline access on a variety of devices and is easily searched using CTRL-F (Windows) or Command-F (Mac).
- The eCFR version may work best for those who are seeking offline access on a mobile device. This site provides an eReader format option which can be synced with Pocket, Instapaper or other reader or "read it later" apps.