FSMA Links

  • RI DEM Produce Safety Portal
  • Produce Safety Rule (FSMA) Adoption – The Regulation had a 30-day public comment period (ending January 28, 2019) where interested stakeholders commented on the promulgation of this regulation. This is still in process.
    • PSR is a Federal Rule.
    • States do not have the ability to change it.
    • It must be incorporated into state regs.
      • By simple adoption. Adoption by referencing the Federal Rule means any changes made on a Federal Level are automatically mirrored on the State Level.
      • Until adopted at state level, FDA is the lead.
      • Final Step is to establish DEM authority of the rule.
      • Needs to be done by 2019.
  • Covered Produce– Under the Produce Safety Rule, covered produce is defined as fruits and vegetables that are typically consumed raw.