The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a sweeping overhaul of federal food safety regulations that affects fruit and vegetable producers. After the release of initial proposed regulations, the US Food and Drug Administration received thousands of public comments and have since revised the proposed rules. Farm Credit East will host a free webinar on March 9 at 11:00 am about the FSMA’s current status and how it will affect business.

Wesley Kline, of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, will present this webinar. He’ll take a look at what’s known, what is still uncertain and what may change in 2015 regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act. Kline will cover the timeline for compliance, compliance considerations for various size farms, as well as considerations for “mixed facilities,” such as those who handle other farm’s produce, including CSAs. Finally, he’ll explain integration with existing programs, such as Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).

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