Produce Safety Rule Dominates Southeast Growers Meeting
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
Grower-shippers attending this year’s Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference heard how new produce food safety rules will be implemented.
In a Food and Drug Administration regulatory update, David Gombas, senior vice president of food safety and technology for the Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association, said the FDA was supposed to have issued the produce safety rule Jan. 5, but as of the morning of Jan. 6, it hadn’t been released yet. Gombas said officials expect to publish the rule sometime in January.
Gombas outlined what the rule may contain and the timeline for public comment.
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