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The points of contact between Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and the grower & business communities are the NJ County Agricultural Agents. The agents are a tremendous source of information for both new and experienced growers. Visit your local county extension office.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Q & A Teleconferences on Food Safety FSMA

-Wes Kline and Meredith Melendez

The Produce Safety Alliance, in collaboration with the FDA, will be hosting a series of Q & A teleconferences to discuss specific sections of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Produce Safety Rule. See the attachment for teleconference dates and times on the following topics:
  • Understanding Exemptions 
  • Agricultural Water 
  • Soil Amendments 
  • Domestic and Wild Animals 
  • Growing, Harvesting, Packing & Holding Activities 
  • Equipment, Tools, Buildings, & Sanitation 
  • Health, Hygiene, and Worker Training 
  • Recordkeeping, Compliance, & Enforcement
Remember comments or questions regarding issues the FDA should clarify or address in the final rule or in companion guidance document must be submitted before May 16, 2013.