Produce Safety Rule Resources for Farmers
We’ve compiled a list of resources for those who need help understanding the parameters of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR). The Produce Safety Rule is one of the new federal food safety regulations written under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and sprouts covered under this regulation includes only those that are 1) likely to be eaten raw, and 2) grown on farms with average annual produce sales of at least $25,000. Exemptions to the rule, where only certain parts of the regulation are required, are available to certain growers based on average annual food sales and marketing channels.
Tools & Other Resources
Understanding Exemptions - RI-DEM’s guidelines on exemptions
On-Farm Readiness Reviews - Request a review if applicable