If your operation is registered with FDA as a food facility, you are required to be compliant with the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule, rather than the Produce Safety rule. This is an important distinction. Many packing or storage facilities previously registered under older criterion can now be categorized as secondary farms under the Produce Safety Rule, and as such are not required to register as a food facility. Now is the time to review your operations and determine if you fit under the Produce Safety Rule or Preventive Controls for Human Foods Rule, and ensure that your designation is consistent with whether or not your operation is an FDA registered food facility.
Here are links to the new guidelines:
For further information, please give us a call at 863-844-4263 and ask for our Food Safety Specialist, Kaylee Norris.