FSMA Produce Safety Rule: Agricultural Water System Inspection is Different from the Proposed Agricultural Water Assessment

Added by Don Stoeckel • Last updated December 20, 2023
Author: Don Stoeckel, Donna Clements, Thais Ramos, Tommy Saunders, Mariana Villarreal, Elizabeth A. Bihn
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Record Keeping
Language: English, Spanish

This fact sheet provides information about the differences between an Agricultural Water System Inspection (§ 112.42) and the proposed Agricultural Water Assessment (AgWA) from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR). This information is based on the current (2015) FSMA PSR requirements for agricultural water as well as proposed revisions to the current requirements that were published in 2021. Subpart E of the FSMA PSR for fruit and vegetables producers can be grouped into requirements related to:

  • Growing covered produce other than sprouts (production/ pre-harvest water)
  • Harvesting and packing covered produce other than sprouts (harvest/ postharvest water)

Topic headings include

  • Differences between FSMA PSR Requirements for Agricultural Water System Inspection and Agricultural Water Assessment
  • (Table) Characteristics of Agricultural Water System Inspection and Agricultural Water Assessment (proposed)
  • Compliance and Enforcement Dates
  • What Subpart E Requirements Apply Now (May 2023)?
  • Supporting Guidance and Fact Sheets

 


 


Socrates Trujillo - US FDA
Added by Socrates Trujillo • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
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; Record Keeping
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Phillip Tocco - Extension Educator
Added by Phillip Tocco • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
Topic: General (PSR); Produce Safety Rule (PSR); Ag Water (Preharvest); Ag Water (Postharvest); Postharvest Handling & Sanitation; Record Keeping
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Lynn Nakamura-tengan - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Added by Lynn Nakamura-Tengan • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: People
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; Record Keeping
State: HI