Food Engineering

United Fresh reviewing proposed produce safety rules

FDA has issued new rules under FSMA

January 5, 2013

BreakingNews

United Fresh Produce Associationhas undertaken a review of FDA’s proposed Produce Safety rule and Preventive Controls for Human Foods rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). “United Fresh Produce Association has been among the most vocal supporters of comprehensive modernization of the food safety system in the US,” said Ray Gilmer, United Fresh’s vice president of issues management and communications. “We will be analyzing the proposed rules to ensure that they draw upon the principles we have supported throughout the development of FSMA. The proposed rules must be: 1. commodity-specific, based on best available science; 2. risk-based; 3. consistent no matter where produce is grown or packaged, in the US or imported, large or small operations; and 4. flexible to allow for advances in science and production technology.”