California Department of Food and Agriculture

CDFA Produce Safety Program

The California Produce Safety Program is a unit operating under the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Inspection Services Division.

The goal of the Produce Safety Program is to ensure that California produce farmers understand how to comply with the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act.

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New!   On February 1st at 11 a.m. PST, the California Department of Food and Agriculture and Western Growers will be hosting a webinar discussing On–Farm Flood Management and Response. This webinar will include representatives from the Food and Drug Administration; USDA Farm Services Agency; University of California, Davis; and Industry to share information regarding assessing and managing flooding impacts. In addition, the speakers will discuss factors growers should consider in their decision-making process relative to current and future plantings.

To register, please visit the following link: Register for Webinar



The California Department of Food and Agriculture is committed to educating California produce farmers on how to follow the Produce Safety Rule >>



All required food safety practices under the Produce Safety Rule must be followed on California produce farms >>



The Produce Safety Rule is now mandatory. Any produce farm found to be out of compliance may be subject to regulatory action >>

Bringing California produce farms into compliance with FDA's Produce Safety Rule.