Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-195) 34 pp

August 2018

Estimated Costs for Fruit and Vegetable Producers To Comply With the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Rule

This study estimates farm-level costs to comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act's Produce Safety Rule by commodity, State, and farm size. Across commodities and States, differences in costs are driven by differences in farm size and range from 0.3 percent of annual produce sales for the largest farms to 6.8 percent for the smallest.

Keywords: food policy, food safety, Food Safety Modernization Act, FSMA, fruits, vegetables, produce markets, regulation

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