Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Produce Safety Rule (PSR) was signed into law in 2011 to reduce produce safety incidence in the United States Lessons learned from previous produce safety outbreaks created a focus towards prevention of future occurrences. The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) has partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno's Desert Farming Initiative to provide a comprehensive produce safety education and compliance program that will provide produce growers with the needed assistance to facilitate compliance with the federal regulations.