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The adoption and implementation of the Produce Safety Rule as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act brings the first ever regulatory focus on produce farms. 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. AFDO is committed to connect with NASDA, FDA, states, academia, and the produce industry to collaborate on topics, needs, and guidance.

FDA Produce Safety Rule Resources
FDA resources and information regarding the Produce Safety Rule.


National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) 
Through a cooperative agreement with FDA, NASDA is working with FDA and key partners and agencies with implementation of the Produce Safety Rule.

Produce Safety Alliance 
The Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) is a collaboration between Cornell University, FDA, and USDA to prepare fresh produce growers to meet the regulatory requirements included in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

NASDA Podcasts
Conversations on key produce safety topics to assist regulators and educators regarding the Produce Safety Rule.


Alliances and Organizations
Alliances and organizations committed to education and the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule are compiled for easy access and use.



On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR)
The benefits of Readiness Reviews and how to request one in your state. 

Regulatory and Industry Guidance 
Guidance and regulatory resources to assist stakeholders seeking informational tools for compliance with the Produce Safety Rule.



NECAFS Clearinghouse 
The Northeast Center to Advance Food Safety has a clearinghouse of Produce Safety materials and resources. 

Locate State Produce Program Contacts
The AFDO Directory of State and Local Officials (DSLO) is a key contact for the regulatory authority involved in the oversight and implementation of the Produce Safety Rule. This public directory is used to connect regulatory officials throughout the country. To go directly to list of state produce contacts, click here.



State Produce Websites 
A quick resource for stakeholders to view all of the states that take part in the FDA Federal Cooperative Agreement for Produce Safety.

Join the AFDO Produce Committee

Collaborate on Produce Committee Charges and special projects, receive notices, receive materials and learn from other states.
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