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Two helpful items from the “Farms and Food Systems” Newsletter (July 2018 Issue):

  • Are We Covered or Not-Covered? Figuring out the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule — Not sure if you’ll have to comply with the FSMA Produce Rule? You’re not alone. To help farmers answer this question, UMass Cooperative Extension has developed an online-interactive assessment tool to guide you through understanding if your farm is covered or not, and at what level. Find out how FSMA will affect your farm. See also our new UMaine Extension Bulletin on the topic: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule ExemptionsJune 2019 Update: Cranberry has been designated as a “rarely consumed raw” produce, and as such, unless you have a buyer who requires compliance with the FSMA Rule, then you are exempt from the FSMA Produce Rule.
  • FSMA Record-keeping Requirements and Templates — Concerned about what records you need to keep to be compliant with FSMA? The Produce Safety Alliance has compiled a list of needed records and template record-keeping documents to use. Download or print the FSMA Record-keeping Templates (PDF).

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