Jan. 26, 2018 – -Primary or Secondary Farms can be exempt from the Produce Safety Rule. Regulation states that exemption can apply to if produce will receive a commercial process that adequately reduces the presence of microorganisms of public health significance §112.2(B)(1). However, Grower/ Farms will need to provide Written Disclosure Statements: “Almond are not processed to adequately reduce the presence of microorganisms of public health significance.”
Discloser may be made in documents accompanying the products including: Grower/ Field Tags, Delivery Statements, Bills of Lading, etc..
Almond Board of California will be hosting an Industry Exemption Webinar
February 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM