Forty-three states and territories are getting a total of $30.9 million from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help the federal agency implement the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule.

“Congress envisioned the states and FDA working together as an integrated food safety system when it passed FSMA,”
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A multistate research and outreach project designed to assist produce growers with reducing food safety risks from contaminated surface water is taking shape at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

UT water disinfection system Chlorine, peroxyacetic acid and ultraviolet light water-disinfection methods being evaluated on strawberry plots at the University
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States looking for financial assistance to help them help farmers comply with FSMA’s Produce Safety Rule recently got some welcome news from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA announced that it was awarding $21.8 million to 42 states to help plan, establish and/or enhance produce safety programs. [caption id=”attachment_131792″
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