Feb. 2, 2018 – -Primary or Secondary Farms may claim an exemption from the FSMA Produce Safety Rule. Regulation states that an exemption can apply if the produce will receive a commercial process that adequately reduces the presence of microorganisms(Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria) of public health significance §112.2(B)(1). However, Grower/ Farms will need to provide a Written Disclosure Statements: “Almond are not processed to adequately reduce the presence of microorganisms of public health significance.” Disclosure statements may be made in documents accompanying the products including: Grower/ Field Tags, Delivery Statements, Bills of Lading, etc.

The Almond Board of California will be hosting an Industry Exemption Webinar Tuesday, Feb.6, 2018 at 1 p.m. We strongly encourage all of your members to attend. 

Exemption Webinar Flyer