DDA and UD Offering Produce Food Safety Readiness Reviews to Growers

Gordon Johnson, Extension Vegetable & Fruit Specialist; gcjohn@udel.edu and Anna Wicks, Produce Safety Inspector for the Delaware Department of Agriculture; anna.wicks@state.de.us

The Delaware Department of Agriculture and the University of Delaware On-Farm Food Safety Team and are now available to conduct On Farm Readiness Reviews to help fresh produce growers determine their readiness for a Produce Safety Rule inspection, implemented under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Inspections will begin in 2019 for operations with over $500,000 in annual produce sales. If you need assistance in determining if you are covered under the Produce Safety Rule, or are interested in a voluntary On-Farm Readiness Review, please contact Anna Wicks, Produce Safety Inspector for the Delaware Department of Agriculture: (302) 698-4582 or by emailing anna.wicks@state.de.us. Visit https://de.gov/producesafety for more information on Delaware’s Produce Safety Rule Program.

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