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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Announcements

New!   The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Produce Safety Program (PSP) announces the launch of a Produce Safety One Health Initiatives webpage dedicated to California’s actions for enhanced produce safety based on the One Health approach. To learn more, please visit the Produce Safety One Health Initiatives webpage.

The FSMA Final Rule on Pre-Harvest Agricultural Water was published on May 6, 2024. FDA hosted a virtual webinar on the final rule on May 20, 2024. To learn more about the new rule, please view our blog post.

The Produce Safety Program announces the development of an upcoming digital method for fresh produce farmers in California to access their own inspection records and produce safety resources online. To learn more about the new farm data repository, please visit the Produce Safety Program Portal Information Website.

1

Educate

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

2

Implement

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

3

Regulate

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.