The following are resources that provide further guidance for the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule.
The Produce Safety Rule
FDA’s guidance documents listed below do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency’s current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in Agency guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.
Draft guidance defining activities allowed at farms and mixed-type facilities.
Draft guidance defining hazards
Draft guidance for sprout operations
Draft Guidance for Industry: Compliance with and Recommendations for Implementation of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption for Sprout Operations
From the Produce Safety Alliance
Records required by the Produce Safety Rule. Records- compilation of the guidelines for record keeping and templates to comply with the Produce Safety Rule.
PSA Labeled Sanitizers for Produce. List of sanitizers that are approved to be used when washing produce and for food contact surfaces, watch the video to learn how to use the excel sheet provided. Video Tutorial: How to Use the Labeled Sanitizers for Produce – Excel Tool
To learn about other resources from the Produce Safety Alliance visit PSA resources.