WSDA Produce Safety Program
To help growers understand the FDA proposal, WSDA has joined with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) to host a webinar where FDA will give an overview of the proposed rule change, followed by a question and answer session.
- Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from noon to 1 p.m.
- Zoom link - Northwest Regional Webinar on Proposed Agricultural Water Rule
- Meeting ID: 863 5288 9010
- Passcode: 466464
- Or join by phone: 253-215-8782
The proposed rule, if finalized, would replace the requirement to test pre-harvest water for generic E. coli with a new requirement to perform an annual written systems-based agricultural water assessment to identify any condition reasonably likely to introduce known or reasonably foreseeable hazards into or onto covered produce or food contact surfaces. Then, the assessment would help determine whether any corrective or mitigation measures are needed.