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The Indiana Department of Health Produce Safety Team works closely with partner agencies to ensure a safe and wholesome produce food supply for Hoosiers.

SafeProduceIN Purdue University

SafeProduceIN is based in Purdue Extension. Purdue University oversees the coordination of Produce Safety Alliance trainings in Indiana.  Indiana Department of Health, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and Purdue University Extension make up the Safe Produce Indiana team. Together, they provide outreach and education to the state’s fruit and vegetable growers by promoting the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule.

Indiana State Department of Agriculture

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) mission is to support growth in Indiana agriculture by serving as an advocate at the local, state, and federal level; defining and nurturing economic opportunity in the food, fuel and fiber sectors; and enhancing the stewardship of natural resources on agricultural land. Through collaboration with IDOH and Purdue Extension, ISDA contributes to this mission by serving as a piece of the SafeProduceIN program. ISDA is responsible for leading SafeProduceIN outreach efforts, coordinating and overseeing On-Farm Readiness Reviews, and assisting with grower educational efforts to enhance FSMA compliance.

Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides the final rule on produce safety regarding the standards for the growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce for human consumption. FDA provides resources to implement these standards.

North Central Region FSMA Center

The North Central Region Center for FSMA Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance works to support the infrastructure of the national food safety program. This is done through communication and coordination of information within the North Central Region related to the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule and Preventive Control Rule.

Collaboration in Indiana Serves Produce Growers

Cornell Produce Safety Alliance

The Cornell Produce Safety Alliance is a collaborative project between Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They work to provide the produce industry and associated groups with training and educational opportunities related to best good agricultural practices and guidance among other services.

General Resources - FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Inspection Preparation Tools for Indiana Produce Growers

FSMA Produce Safety Rule Coverage and Exemptions

Subpart C- Personnel Qualifications and Training
Subpart D- Health and Hygiene
Subpart E- Agricultural Water
Subpart F- Biological Soil Amendments of Animal Origin and Human Waste
Subpart I – Domesticated and Wild Animals
Subpart K- Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding Activities
Subpart L- Equipment, Tools, Buildings and Sanitation
Subpart O- Record Keeping

General Produce Safety Resources