PSA FSMA Produce Safety Rule

February 25, 2017

School of Food Science
Food Science Human Nutrition Building
Room: 103/155
Pullman, WA 99164

To register online please visit our website:

Registration Fee: $275

Maximum Seats Available: 15
Lunch, refreshments, and course materials will be provided.


The lead instructor will be presenting the latest information from the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

The Produce Safety Rule is part of the FDA FSMA that was passed by President Obama on January 4, 2011. This regulation focuses on setting the first-ever federal regulatory standards for the production, harvest, and handling of fruits and vegetables, in an effort to prevent microbial contamination and reduce foodborne illnesses associated with fresh produce. The Produce Safety Rule was made available publicly on November 13, 2015 and was published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2015.

What does the FSMA Produce Safety Rule cover?

The Produce Safety Rule, outlined in Section 105 of FSMA, establishes science-based minimum standards for safe production and harvesting of fresh fruits and vegetables. These standards are based on a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). The rule is divided into several parts, including standards for:

·        Worker health, hygiene, and training

·        Agricultural water, both for production and post-harvest uses

·        Biological soil amendments (e.g., compost, manure)

·        Domesticated and wild animals

·        Equipment, tools, buildings, and sanitation

Lead Instructor: Dr. Connie Fisk, Extension, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, [ ]  
Presenter:  Dr. Barbara Rasco, School of Food Science, Washington State University/University of Idaho,

Please contact Cathy Blood,, for registration questions.