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Packinghouse Best Practices To Support the FSMA Produce Safety Rule



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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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Publication Date

July 19, 2019