Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act
The Produce Safety Rule is a new law under the auspices of the Food and Drug Administration that provides training for all produce farmers, no matter how big or small. MFMA strongly encourages ALL produce farmers in Minnesota to attend one of these trainings, even if your farm is exempt - it's really great training! Here are some points covered in the training:
To learn more about FSMA Grower Trainings visit MDA's FSMA Grower Training page or visit their Online Registration Portal to view and register for upcoming trainings. To be notified when new trainings become available please contact MDA at ProduceSafety.MDA@state.mn.us .
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