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Food Safety Resource #47
(FSMA) Produce Safety Rule: A Plain Language Guide
Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated July 26, 2022
Author: Justin Chase, New Entry Farming Project
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This guide is written for people who would like to learn if their farm is covered by the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. This guide will help you understand how to comply with food safety regulations and explains how practicing food safety on your farm benefits your business and your customers. It also provides numerous resources for further reading and preparation.

Food Safety Resource #46
Added by Chris Callahan • Last updated April 28, 2020
Type: Project, Tools & Calculators
Topic: Record Keeping, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This project aimed to improve produce tracking and traceability on Vermont farms by reviewing functional requirements for produce record keeping (including FSMA PSR requirements), reviewing available solutions, and developing two tailored near term solutions.

Food Safety Resource #40
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

This FDA Factsheet explains the "rarely consumed raw" list under the Produce Safety Rule.

Food Safety Resource #38
Added by Justine Beaulieu • Last updated February 11, 2020
Author: Donna Pahl
Type: Videos
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Maintaining a concentration of chlorine bleach in your sanitizing solution can be challenging. This video will teach you how to calculate the amount of chlorine bleach to add to a volume of water to effectively sanitize tools and containers.

Food Safety Resource #37
Added by Robert Way • Last updated December 9, 2022
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Fact Sheets
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Soil Amendments, Ag Water (Preharvest), Ag Water (Postharvest), Record Keeping

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requires a few specific records. This publication summarizes the provisions requiring records and includes template records to help establish records to meet FSMA PSR
 requirements.

Food Safety Resource #36
Added by Robert Way • Last updated December 14, 2022
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Postharvest)

This article is meant to be an introduction to some of the main parts of the water requirements.

Food Safety Resource #35
Added by Robert Way • Last updated December 14, 2022
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Fact Sheets
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Postharvest)

This Produce Safety Alliance fact sheet includes information to support agricultural water quality monitoring as outlined in the PSR.

Food Safety Resource #34
Added by Robert Way • Last updated December 14, 2022
Type: Add-on / Supplemental Educational Material, Fact Sheets, Tools & Calculators
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Postharvest)

This Produce Safety Alliance fact sheet outlines how to perform key mathematical steps necessary to develop a microbial water quality
 profile (MWQP)

Food Safety Resource #33
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated February 11, 2020
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: General (PCHF), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Summary and reference sheets for compliance dates for FSMA rules.

Food Safety Resource #32
Added by Robert Way • Last updated December 14, 2022
Type: Tools & Calculators
Topic: Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

The Produce Safety Alliance developed a 'Labeled Sanitizers for Produce' tool to help growers find an EPA-labeled sanitizer suitable for their operation.

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