Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-206) 28 pp

April 2019

Food Safety Requirements for Produce Growers: Retailer Demands and the Food Safety Modernization Act

Interviews with nine food retailers, selected to cover a wide range of store types, sizes, and locations, form a case study of the retail sector’s food safety requirements for its produce suppliers before the Food Safety Modernization Act’s "Produce Rule" (PR). Retailers will likely continue to demand third-party food safety audits, although they are not required by the PR.

Keywords: Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Rule, retailers, food safety requirements, produce, produce growers, food safety audits

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