ID

FST-317P

Authors as Published

Authored by Laura K. Strawn, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Laura Truitt, Graduate Student, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Tommy Saunders, Extension Associate, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; Robert C. Williams, Associate Professor, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; and Renee R. Boyer, Professor, Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech

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The Food Safety Modernization act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR) covers packinghouse activities in several subparts of the regulation. These include subpart D - worker health and hygiene, subpart E - agricultural water, subpart K - growing, harvesting, packing, and holding activities, and subpart L - equipment, tools, buildings, and sanitation. Applying the practices required by the PSR to packing houses is an important element to ensure the safety of fruits and vegetables.


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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

July 19, 2019