The FDA’s Produce Safety rule, which became law in 2016 to implement the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act, established safety standards for fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. The Georgia Produce Safety team works closely with state growers so they can better understand the rules they’re following. The program regulates raw produce and focuses on those who work directly with fruits and vegetables. The rule covers worker health and hygiene, biological soil amendments, water regulations, wild and domestic animals, and cleaning buildings and equipment.
See a list of crops covered by the rule.
Producers selling over $25,000 per year who grow, harvest, pack, or hold fresh produce for consumption will usually be covered by the Produce Safety Rule. Find out if your farm must comply: https://www.fda.gov/media/94332/download.