Produce Safety Rule Adoption

  • Produce Safety Rule (FSMA) Adoption – The Regulation is in a 30-day public comment period (ending January 28, 2019) where interested stakeholders can comment on the promulgation of this regulation.

RI DEM Produce Safety Portal

RIDEM  Produce Safety Portal

The Division of Agriculture aims to aid growers in navigating the Produce Safety Rule. Use the above link to go to the RI DEM Produce Safety Portal, or start at our FSMA Links page.

FSMA Links

  • Produce Safety Rule (FSMA) Adoption – The Regulation is in a 30-day public comment period (ending January 28, 2019) where interested stakeholders can comment on the promulgation of this regulation.
    • 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.