Produce Safety Alliance

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) is now available in Chinese and Portuguese, after previously only being available in Spanish and English. 

The Produce Safety rule established science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.
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Analysis

She can grow some mean salad greens. “So healthy for you and your family,” she’ll cheerfully tell the customer who makes regular stops at her booth at the local farmers market.

At another booth, a farmer has some farm-made cheese on display. “Comes from cows that are raised out
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They must pay a higher percentage of their sales than big farms to do it, but small produce growers eventually end up with more money in their pockets if they implement food safety practices.

The big produce operations can’t always meet commodity demands, making regional buys a key part of
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