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Friday, February 1, 2013

FDA's Proposed Produce Safety Rules Webinar

Wesley L. Kline

The USDA invites you to take part on February 7th, 2:30-3:30 p.m., in a free, interactive webinar on the Food and Drug Administration's proposed safety rules.  While the USDA has no formal role in the development or implementation of the proposed rules for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the agency’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Fruit and Vegetable Program  is hosting the webinar as a service to the produce industry.

Dr. Jim Gorny, Senior Advisor, Produce Safety, for FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will deliver a presentation on two groundbreaking FDA proposed rules under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, with an emphasis on the proposed Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.  The proposed rules published in the Federal Register on Jan. 16, 2013 provide for a 120 day comment period.

Dr. Gorny’s formal presentations will be followed by a real-time, interactive question and answer session. 
This informative session is part of AMS's ongoing webinar series designed for fruit and vegetable growers, packers, shippers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers of all sizes.  The webinar is free and available to anyone with Internet access.  Registration is required and space is limited.

To view previous USDA AMS Fruit and Vegetable Program webinars online, visit the Webinar Archive. 

If you have any questions about the webinar series or USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, please contact Christopher Purdy at (202) 720-3209 or