What is the Produce Safety Rule?
The Produce Safety Rule (PSR), which has the official title of Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption, is one of the seven rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that was passed into law January 4, 2011. The Produce Safety Rule is composed of six key requirements, and establishes mandatory science-based, minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. These standards are designed to work effectively for food safety across the wide diversity of produce farms.
For more information on the Food Safety Modernization Act, visit the FDA’s FSMA website
***This information was made possible by FDA Grant 1U18FD0064-40-01. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the FDA.