The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has financed 42 states for the implementation of FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule. The financial support is amounting to a total of $21.8 million.
The financial support is given to properly implement the new rule. specifically at the state level. This aims to educate growers and provide technical assistance to ensure high rates of compliance with the produce safety rule.
Larger farms are set to comply with the new rule by January 2018.