Produce Safety Rule Inspections and Voluntary USDA Audits, Guidance to Help Understand the Differences and Commonalities

Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated July 26, 2022
Author: AFDO
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
Language: English

Produce safety affects all fruit and vegetable growers and consumers. Growers may fall under the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) and be subject to regulatory inspections depending on commodities grown, covered activities performed, and the dollar amount of sales over a three-year average. Some growers may also have a market driven buyer requirement for an audit. The term inspection and audit are commonly confused. The purpose of this document is to help explain the differences between mandatory requirements of the PSR and the requirements within market driven buyer specific audits.



Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Website
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
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