Produce Safety Rule Information

Produce Safety Rule

The FDA has established science-based minimum standards for safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and sprouts. The NDA has partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno's Desert Farming Initiative to provide training and resources to support the Produce Safety rule. You can find current training opportunities at (insert link to classes) or contact us.  Visit the FDA's Produce Safety Rule website for the full text of the rule, key requirements, available exemptions, variances, compliance dates, and supplementary guidance documents as they become available.

For more information on the Produce Safety Rule please visit:

NDA Fact Sheet

FSMA Compliance Dates

Produce Covered/Not Covered

DFI Model Compliant Farm

The Desert Farming Initiative (DFI) began in 2013, and is a collaboration between two key groups: University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) College of Business, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources and UNR Cooperative Extension. DFI operates at two sites in Reno on 920 Valley Road and 5895 Clean Water Way, and is composed of heated greenhouses, hoop houses, and a commercial wash station.