Mississippi Department of Agriculture and CommerceThe mission of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is to regulate and promote agricultural-related businesses within the state and to promote Mississippi’s products throughout both the state and the rest of the world for the benefit of all Mississippi citizens.
Produce Safety Alliance Grower Trainings & On-Farm Readiness Reviews
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is partnering with Mississippi State University and Alcorn State University Extension Services to assist in delivering Produce Safety alliance Grower Trainings and On-Farm Readiness Reviews. The Produce Safety Rule requires one representative from a farm to attend the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (or other FDA-recognized curriculum). The [...]
Outreach and Education for Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Producers
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Mississippi State University, and Alcorn State University Extension Services to provide outreach and education to Mississippi fruit and vegetable producers who will be impacted by the “Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human [...]
As part of the Produce Safety Rule, The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is required to collect aggregate data on farms. Your responses to the voluntary Farm Inventory Survey will help us establish a farm inventory, and determine the number of farms that are covered under the Produce Safety Rule. Farm Inventory Survey (PDF) [...]
The Six Key Requirements of the Produce Safety Rule 1. Agricultural Water Requirements for agricultural water quality and testing are designed to detect contamination by feces, which may be accompanied by bacteria that cause disease. 2. Biological Soil Amendments There are requirements for the use of biological soil amendments of animal origin, which includes manure [...]
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 [...]