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Focus on Documentation in Proposed FSMA Rule

The proposed Produce Safety rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) identifies potential routes of on-farm contamination, including water, equipment and manure, and will require more record keeping from growers when the rule is fully implemented. The Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) developed by the Almond Board contain a robust section on documentation. This would be a good time to review your GAP program, update your records, and add to your documentation to include all of the following:

  • Detailed diagram of facility and orchard layout
  • Detailed flowchart or spreadsheet for variety mix and harvest sequence
  • Detailed diagram of adjacent land use, operations and influences, such as runoff from livestock operations
  • Crop management flowchart (prebloom to postharvest)
  • Worker training programs and evidence of training
  • Placement and servicing of sanitary facilities
  • Invoice records for sanitation and personal hygiene supplies
  • Water source information, water-testing plan and results
  • All pesticide and foliar application information
  • All fertility management operations
  • Detailed orchard floor management program

Sample forms are available on the Almond Board website.

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