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!   The Produce Safety Program is collaborating with University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) to provide PSA Grower Trainings in the FY 2022-23. These are offered virtually throughout September and November. To view course schedule and sign-up for one of these courses, visit the website maintained by the Produce Safety Alliance listing all publicly available Produce Safety Training Courses.



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.