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.
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 [...]
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is collecting data from growers within the State of Mississippi to help prevent a hazardous food outbreak. Qualified exempt farms will not be subject to inspection by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture; however, a completed exemption application must be completed annually to maintain exemption status. The Mississippi Department [...]
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 [...]