Produce Safety Division

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.

To find out if your farm is covered by the FSMA Produce Safety Rule click here. (No information from this link is saved or used in anyway by MDAC or any other organization).

For more information on the Food Safety Modernization Act, visit the FDA’s FSMA website

Kevin Riggin
Director & Primary Investigator
Telephone: 601.359.1138

Britton Walker
Outreach Coordinator
Telephone: 601.359.1104

Brandon Thornton
Regulatory Supervisor

P.O. Box 1609
Jackson, MS 39215
Fax: 601.359.1175