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Food Safety Resource #297
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: This question specifically is directed to the definition of a qualified end user under the Produce Safety Rule and being eligible for the qualified exemption. In this case, I am working with a produce grower who sells more than $25k (over three years average in produce sales), but...

Food Safety Resource #296
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 15, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Could you help me determine if the water used to sprout mushrooms is agricultural water?  The logs are soaked in spring water, typically a week passes before the mushrooms begin to grow.

Food Safety Resource #295
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Are hops exempted from the FSMA Produce rule when used in the making of beer?

Food Safety Resource #294
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 15, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: How to sample on a property that has hundreds of wells, only a few of which are used in a given year.  How to sample on leased property.

Food Safety Resource #293
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Good morning.  At a recent training PSA Grower Training several participants asked questions related to sprouts, and coverage of various products under subpart M.  We reviewed the preamble statements related to sprouts and the general information that if the product is separated...

Food Safety Resource #292
Added by Elizabeth Newbold • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Ag Water (Preharvest), Produce Safety Rule (PSR), Ag Water (Postharvest)

TAN Question: Thank you for your response to our question assigned to Case 00146080. In this response, FDA wrote "If finalized, these compliance dates would mean, for example, that a farm that is not small or very small must begin sampling and testing untreated surface water in accordance with §...

Food Safety Resource #287
Added by • Last updated June 8, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Field coring is given as an example of harvesting in section 117.3.  If the cabbage are removed from the field, and then cored inside a building, is this then considered cutting and an example of manufacturing, therefore subject to the FSMA PCHF requirements in section 117.20(b)? ...

Food Safety Resource #286
Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated December 3, 2021
Type: Guidance - Federal
Topic: General (PSR), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)
State: CA

This resource aims to aid farmers interested in producing value-added products in understanding the multiple state and federal regulatory
 requirements for selling processed food products.

Food Safety Resource #285
Added by Kali Feiereisel • Last updated June 13, 2018
Type: TAN Question/Answer
Topic: Worker Health, Hygiene & Training, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

TAN Question: Would pit toilets where all the waste is collected in a large dug hole be allowed under FSMA toilet facilities requirements (112.129) and (112.131) control and dispose of sewage requirements?  If the toilet is set up in a location that is not too far from the field, but far enough...

Food Safety Resource #284
Added by Virginia Jaquish • Last updated February 11, 2020
Author: Trevor Suslow
Type: Fact Sheets
Topic: Preventive Controls (PCs), Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PCHF), Postharvest Handling & Sanitation, Produce Safety Rule (PSR)

Basic Properties and Key Points for Effective Disinfection

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