Draft Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a draft guidance on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. The guidance offers examples and clarification on some of the flexible language in the rule, and provides recommendations on how to meet the requirements. The videos below summarize each chapter and highlight certain aspects of the draft guidance that differ from what has already been published.

Public comment on the draft guidance is being accepted at any time. You can submit comments online, or mail comments to:

Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

All written comments should include the Docket No. FDA-2018-D-3631.

Chapter 1: General Provision (Subpart A)

Chapter 2: Personnel Qualifications and Training (Subpart C)

Chapter 3: Health and Hygiene (Subpart D)

Chapter 4: Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin and Human Waste (Subpart F)

Chapter 5: Domesticated and Wild Animals (Subpart I)

Chapter 6: Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding Activities (Subpart K)

Chapter 7 Part 1: Equipment, Tools, Buildings, and Sanitation (Subpart L)

Chapter 7 Part 2: Equipment, Tools, Buildings, and Sanitation (Subpart L)

Chapter 8: Records (Subpart O)

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