Spring 2023 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Update

April 5, 2023

Annalisa Hultberg, Extension Educator, food safety

The Produce Safety Rule is part of the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that applies to some farms in Minnesota. Since the law has been finalized, updates and changes have been made that relate to water you use on your farm. 

First, this rule only applies to some farms. To determine your status under the PSR, see this website. 

Second, the rules about agricultural water only apply to water that is being used on covered commodities and that is likely or intended to touch the harvestable portion of the crop or food contact surfaces. Read the entire article on the Fruit & Vegetable News site.