Authors as Published

Stuart J. Vermaak, Associate Extension Agent, Food Safety, Loudoun County and Laura K. Strawn, Extension Specialist, Food Science & Technology, Eastern Shore AREC

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One of the largest challenges of the implementation of the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) for producers, regulators and educators is effectively understanding and communicating if a produce operation is covered by the PSR and if so, to what extent. No two produce operations are alike and with the regulatory language of the PSR, it can be difficult to understand/know by simply reading of the PSR if a produce operation is covered, exempt or qualified exempt. The following survey was developed in order to assist produce operation owners or stakeholders in understanding if the PSR covers their operation and if so, what are they required to do for compliance.

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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

May 30, 2018