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The Produce Safety rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. The final rule went into effect January 26, For covered activities, other than those involving sprouts which have additional requirements and earlier compliance dates :. Covered activities involving sprouts covered under Subpart M have separate compliance dates and are subject to all the requirements in the Produce Safety rule including specific requirements for sprout operations noted in Subpart M.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

The Produce Safety rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption.

The final rule went into effect January 26, For covered activities, other than those involving sprouts which have additional requirements and earlier compliance dates :.

Covered activities involving sprouts covered under Subpart M have separate compliance dates and are subject to all the requirements in the Produce Safety rule including specific requirements for sprout operations noted in Subpart M. The compliance dates for sprout operations are as follows:. Operations whose only activities are within the farm definition are not required to register with FDA as food facilities and thus are not subject to the preventive controls regulations.

However, on January 4, , FDA announced its intention to initiate rulemaking that could change the way the requirements in both the PC Human Food and PC Animal Food rules apply to certain facilities that conduct activities similar to those that occur on farms.

The FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion for the requirements in the PC rules for these specific entities and activities until the completion of future rulemaking related to farm activities.

Below are the agricultural water requirements as they are currently written in the Produce Safety rule. Sprouts, because of their unique vulnerability to contamination, remain subject to applicable agricultural water requirements in the final rule and their original compliance dates.

The rule provides an exemption for produce that receives commercial processing that adequately reduces the presence of microorganisms of public health significance, under certain conditions.

The rule also permits states, tribes, or foreign countries from which food is imported into the U. Key Requirements. Agricultural Water The Produce Safety rule establishes, for the first time, science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables grown for human consumption. Requirements: Water quality : The final rule adopts the general approach to water quality proposed in the supplemental rule, with some changes. The final rule establishes two sets of criteria for microbial water quality, both of which are based on the presence of generic E.

No detectable generic E. Examples include water used for washing hands during and after harvest, water used on food-contact surfaces, water used to directly contact produce including to make ice during or after harvest, and water used for sprout irrigation.

The rule establishes that such water use must be immediately discontinued and corrective actions taken before re-use for any of these purposes if generic E. The rule prohibits use of untreated surface water for any of these purposes. The second set of numerical criteria is for agricultural water that is directly applied to growing produce other than sprouts.

The GM is an average, and therefore represents what is called the central tendency of the water quality essentially, the average amount of generic E. STV reflects the amount of variability in the water quality indicating E.

Although this is an over simplification, it can be described as the level at which 90 percent of the samples are below the value. The FDA is exploring the development of an online tool that farms can use to input their water sample data and calculate these values. These criteria account for variability in the data and allow for occasional high readings of generic E. These criteria are intended as a water management tool for use in understanding the microbial quality of agricultural water over time and determining a long-term strategy for use of water sources during growing produce other than sprouts.

If the water does not meet these criteria, corrective actions are required as soon as is practicable, but no later than the following year.

Farmers with agricultural water that does not initially meet the microbial criteria have additional flexibility by which they can meet the criteria and then be able to use the water on their crops. These options include, for example: Allowing time for potentially dangerous microbes to die off on the field by using a certain time interval between last irrigation and harvest, but no more than four consecutive days.

Allowing time for potentially dangerous microbes to die off between harvest and end of storage, or to be removed during commercial activities such as washing, within appropriate limits. Treating the water. Testing : The final rule adopts the general approach to testing untreated water used for certain purposes proposed in the supplemental notice, with some changes.

The rule still bases testing frequency on the type of water source i. In testing untreated surface water—considered the most vulnerable to external influences—that is directly applied to growing produce other than sprouts , the FDA requires farms to do an initial survey, using a minimum of 20 samples, collected as close as is practicable to harvest over the course of two to four years.

After the initial survey has been conducted, an annual survey of a minimum of five samples per year is required to update the calculations of GM and STV. The five new samples, plus the previous most recent 15 samples, create a rolling dataset of 20 samples for use in confirming that that the water is still used appropriately by recalculating the GM and STV. For untreated ground water that is directly applied to growing produce other than sprouts , the FDA requires farms to do an initial survey, using a minimum of four samples, collected as close as is practicable to harvest, during the growing season or over a period of one year.

The initial survey findings are used to calculate the GM and STV and determine if the water meets the required microbial quality criteria. After the initial survey has been conducted, an annual survey of a minimum of one sample per year is required to update the calculations of GM and STV. The new sample, plus the previous most recent three samples, create a rolling dataset of four samples for use in confirming that that the water is still used appropriately by recalculating the GM and STV.

For untreated ground water that is used for the purposes for which no detectable generic E. Farms must determine whether the water can be used for that purpose based on these results. If the four initial sample results meet the no detectable generic E. Farms must resume testing at least four times per growing season or year if any annual test fails to meet the microbial quality criterion. In September , the FDA posted a list of methods it has determined to be scientifically valid and at least equivalent to the U.

Biological Soil Amendments Raw Manure : The FDA is conducting a risk assessment and extensive research on the number of days needed between the applications of raw manure as a soil amendment and harvesting to minimize the risk of contamination. A soil amendment is a material, including manure, that is intentionally added to the soil to improve its chemical or physical condition for growing plants or to improve its capacity to hold water.

The agency considers adherence to these standards a prudent step toward minimizing the likelihood of contamination while its risk assessment and research is ongoing.

The final rule requires that untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin, such as raw manure, must be applied in a manner that does not contact covered produce during application and minimizes the potential for contact with covered produce after application. Stabilized Compost : Microbial standards that set limits on detectable amounts of bacteria including Listeria monocytogenes , Salmonella spp.

The rule includes two examples of scientifically valid composting methods that meet those standards. Stabilized compost prepared using either of these methods must be applied in a manner that minimizes the potential for contact with produce during and after application. Sprouts The final rule includes new requirements to help prevent the contamination of sprouts, which have been frequently associated with foodborne illness outbreaks.

Sprouts are especially vulnerable to dangerous microbes because of the warm, moist and nutrient-rich conditions needed to grow them. Between and , there were 43 outbreaks, 2, illnesses, and hospitalizations, and 3 deaths associated with sprouts, including the first documented outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes associated with sprouts in the United States.

Testing of spent sprout irrigation water from each production batch of sprouts, or in-process sprouts from each production batch, for certain pathogens. Sprouts cannot be allowed to enter commerce until it is ascertained that these required pathogen test results are negative.

Testing the growing, harvesting, packing and holding environment for the presence of Listeria species or Listeria monocytogenes. In January , FDA issued a draft guidance to help sprout operations comply with the applicable requirements in the Produce Safety rule.

The first compliance date for the largest sprout operations began on January 26, Domesticated and Wild Animals The rule addresses concerns about the feasibility of compliance for farms that rely on grazing animals such as livestock or working animals for various purposes. It establishes the same standards for these animals as it does for intrusion by wild animals such as deer or feral swine. Farmers are required to take all measures reasonably necessary to identify and not harvest produce that is likely to be contaminated.

At a minimum, this requires all covered farms to visually examine the growing area and all covered produce to be harvested, regardless of the harvest method used. In addition, under certain circumstances the rule requires farms to do additional assessment during the growing season, and if significant evidence of potential contamination by animals is found, to take measures reasonably necessary to assist later during harvest.

Such measures might include, for example, placing flags outlining the affected area. The agency will consider providing guidance on this practice in the future, as needed. Farms are not required to exclude animals from outdoor growing areas, destroy animal habitat, or clear borders around growing or drainage areas. Nothing in the rule should be interpreted as requiring or encouraging such actions. Worker Training and Health and Hygiene Requirements for health and hygiene include: Taking measures to prevent contamination of produce and food-contact surfaces by ill or infected persons, for example, instructing personnel to notify their supervisors if they may have a health condition that may result in contamination of covered produce or food contact surfaces.

Using hygienic practices when handling contacting covered produce or food-contact surfaces, for example, washing and drying hands thoroughly at certain times such as after using the toilet. This could include training such as training provided on the job , in combination with education, or experience e. Equipment, Tools and Buildings The rule establishes standards related to equipment, tools and buildings to prevent these sources, and inadequate sanitation, from contaminating produce.

This section of the rule covers, for example, greenhouses, germination chambers, and other such structures, as well as toilet and hand-washing facilities. Required measures to prevent contamination of covered produce and food contact surfaces include, for example, appropriate storage, maintenance and cleaning of equipment and tools. The rule does not apply to: Produce that is not a raw agricultural commodity RAC. A raw agricultural commodity is any food in its raw or natural state.

The following produce commodities that FDA has identified as rarely consumed raw: asparagus; black beans, great Northern beans, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, and pinto beans; garden beets roots and tops and sugar beets; cashews; sour cherries; chickpeas; cocoa beans; coffee beans; collards; sweet corn; cranberries; dates; dill seeds and weed ; eggplants; figs; ginger; horseradish; hazelnuts; lentils; okra; peanuts; pecans; peppermint; potatoes; pumpkins; winter squash; sweet potatoes; and water chestnuts Food grains, including barley, dent- or flint-corn, sorghum, oats, rice, rye, wheat, amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, and oilseeds e.

The rule also provides a qualified exemption and modified requirements for certain farms. A qualified end-user is either a the consumer of the food or b a restaurant or retail food establishment that is located in the same state or the same Indian reservation as the farm or not more than miles away. A farm with the qualified exemption must still meet certain modified requirements, including disclosing the name and the complete business address of the farm where the produce was grown either on the label of the produce or at the point of purchase.

These farms are also required to establish and keep certain documentation. Before FDA issues an order to withdraw a qualified exemption, the agency: May consider one or more other actions to protect public health, including a warning letter, recall, administrative detention, refusal of food offered for import, seizure and injunction.

Must notify the owner, operator, or agent in charge of the farm, in writing, of the circumstances that may lead FDA to withdraw the exemption, provide an opportunity for response within 15 calendar days of receipt of the notification, and consider actions taken by the farm to address the issues raised by the agency.

The state, tribe, or foreign country must demonstrate that the requested variance is reasonably likely to ensure that the produce is not adulterated and provides the same level of public health protection as the corresponding requirement s in the rule. The final rule makes it clear that federally recognized tribes may submit a variance petition. The request for a variance must be submitted by a competent authority, meaning a person or organization that is the regulatory authority for food safety for the state, tribe, or foreign country.

A foreign government does not need to have a systems recognition arrangement or equivalence agreement with the FDA to obtain a variance. The variance request must include relevant and scientifically valid information specific to the produce or activity. Information could relate to crops, climate, soil, geography or environment, as well as the practices of that particular region.

Compliance dates for modified requirements for farms eligible for a qualified exemption are: For labeling requirement if applicable : January 1, For retention of records supporting eligibility for a qualified exemption: Effective date of the final rule For all other modified requirements: Very small businesses, four years after the effective date of the final rule Small businesses, three years after the effective date of the final rule For more information, see FSMA Compliance Dates.

Environmental Impact Statement. The EIS evaluated actions that FDA proposed in the original and supplemental rules, as well as a number of alternative actions for each of the provisions identified as having the potential to result in significant environmental impacts. A significant beneficial impact on public health is expected due to the anticipated decrease in the number of illnesses tied to produce contamination.

As in the Draft EIS, the Final EIS notes that any produce regulation that causes a farmer to use ground water instead of surface water could exacerbate existing groundwater shortages, although added flexibility in the water provisions make such a management decision unlikely.

The Final EIS also concludes that Native American farmers may be disproportionately affected by any increases in operating costs necessitated by the produce rule since their average income is 30 percent less than that of other farmers. Assistance to Industry. Farmers, extension agents, state regulators, and other stakeholders that have questions about the rule should contact the network through their regional representative, which can be found in the Produce Safety Network Directory.

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

The primary purpose of the EU FIC is to enable consumers to make informed choices about the food they buy and eat. Consumers will see changes in how allergens are presented on labels of pre-packed food and can also ask for information on any of the 14 allergens in non-packed food that they buy. Cafes, restaurants and businesses selling loose food can communicate the information to customers in writing on menus, verbally through explanations by staff or signposted to where or how more information can be found. Links to guidance leaflets for both businesses and consumers can be found on the right hand side of this page and further information can be obtained by contacting a member of the Environmental Health Unit on or e-mail ehenquiries gov. The Food Business Register, has a list of all registered food related businesses on the Island. All of the EC Regulations applied by the Order concern the hygiene of food and feedstuffs including original production, packaging, transport, presentation at the table and import or export. This legislation has been prepared not only to meet the Island's Protocol 3 requirements in terms of imports and exports, but also to ensure that the standards expected of Manx products are the same whether the product is intended for export or for the Manx consumer.

Send an email. As a scientific discipline, food safety draws from a wide range of academic fields, including chemistry, microbiology and engineering. These diverse schools of thought converge to ensure that food processing safety is carried out wherever food products are sourced, manufactured, prepared, stored, or sold. In this sense, food safety is a systemic approach to hygiene and accountability that concerns every aspect of the global food industry. Food products are among the most-traded commodities in the world.

Objectives: To impart knowledge to the students on various acts, rules, regulations, standards, orders and laws related to food articles governing their manufacture, import, export, storage, distribution and sale. Know and understand the various national and international standards for different food articles in detail. Understand the analytical procedures involved along with field knowledge in examining the food articles for different standards by visiting BIS, AGMARK, QC laboratory and various food processing industry. Duties and functions of Food Authority. Special responsibility as to safety VI.

Section 92 (1) of Food Safety and Standards Act, empowers the Food lex.​

What is Food Safety?

Food safety is used as a scientific discipline describing handling, preparation , and storage of food in ways that prevent food-borne illness. The occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illnesses resulting from the ingestion of a common food is known as a food-borne disease outbreak. In this way food safety often overlaps with food defense to prevent harm to consumers. The tracks within this line of thought are safety between industry and the market and then between the market and the consumer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC work closely with state and local public health epidemiologists and laboratories to identify illnesses and clusters of illnesses that may be food borne. CDC surveys and studies various environmental and chronic health problems and administers national programs for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases diseases transmitted by a host organism and other preventable conditions. Department of Agriculture USDA has several agencies that may play a role in assuring food safety by establishing the safety of imported fruits and vegetables. Environmental Protection Agency EPA includes regulating pesticides and assuring that drinking water meets standards for health. In recent years, world food trade has been profoundly altered by the adoption of agreements that provide a more precise framework for trade, and define the rights and the obligations of all partners.

Acts, Rules and Regulations

The FSSAI is responsible for setting standards for food so that there is one body to deal with and no confusion in the minds of consumers, traders, manufacturers, and investors. FSSAI is located in 5 regions [16]. This act also sets up the formulation and enforcement of food safety standards in India. The FSS Act is a bucket for all the older laws, rules and regulations for food safety.

Она пожала плечами: - Быть может, Стратмору не хотелось задерживаться здесь вчера вечером для подготовки отчета. Он же знал, что Фонтейн в отъезде, и решил уйти пораньше и отправиться на рыбалку. - Да будет тебе, Мидж.  - Бринкерхофф посмотрел на нее осуждающе.  - Дай парню передохнуть. Ни для кого не было секретом, что Мидж Милкен недолюбливала Тревора Стратмора. Стратмор придумал хитроумный ход, чтобы приспособить Попрыгунчика к нуждам агентства, но его схватили за руку.

ГЛАВА 32 Дэвид Беккер остановился в коридоре у номера 301. Он знал, что где-то за этой витиеватой резной дверью находится кольцо. Вопрос национальной безопасности. За дверью послышалось движение, раздались голоса. Он постучал.

Food safety and quality are important at the home level, but are critical in passed Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA), , to bring the different Hu m an Ec o logy an d F a mily Scien ces – P ar t 1. Notes.

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Никакого представления о пунктуальности. Он позвонил бы Северной Дакоте сам, но у него не было номера его телефона. Нуматака терпеть не мог вести дела подобным образом, он ненавидел, когда хозяином положения был кто-то. С самого начала его преследовала мысль, что звонки Северной Дакоты - это западня, попытка японских конкурентов выставить его дураком. Теперь его снова одолевали те же подозрения. Нуматака решил, что ему необходима дополнительная информация. Выскочив из кабинета, он повернул налево по главному коридору здания Нуматек.

Уже направляясь к двери, она увидела свое фото на доске объявлений и едва не лишилась чувств. На фотографии она была изображена наклонившейся над постелью, в одних трусиках. Как выяснилось, кто-то из криптографов сосканировал фотографию из порножурнала и приставил к телу головы модели голову Сьюзан. Получилось очень даже правдоподобно. К несчастью для того, кто это придумал, коммандер Стратмор не нашел в этой выходке ничего забавного. Два часа спустя был издан ставший знаковым приказ: СОТРУДНИК КАРЛ ОСТИН УВОЛЕН ЗА НЕДОСТОЙНЫЙ ПОСТУПОК С этого дня никто больше не доставлял ей неприятностей; всем стало ясно, что Сьюзан Флетчер - любимица коммандера Стратмора. Но не только молодые криптографы научились уважать Стратмора; еще в начале своей карьеры он был замечен начальством как человек, разработавший целый ряд неортодоксальных и в высшей степени успешных разведывательных операций.

 - Какой была твоя первая реакция, когда я сообщил тебе о смерти Танкадо. Сьюзан нахмурилась. - Я подумала, что АНБ его ликвидировало.

 Сэр… я не нахожу Клауса Шмидта в книге заказов, но, быть может, ваш брат хотел сохранить инкогнито, - наверное, дома его ждет жена? - Он непристойно захохотал. - Да, Клаус женат. Но он очень толстый. Жена отказывает ему… ну, вы понимаете.

От неожиданности Сьюзан застыла на месте. Она была уверена, что никогда не говорила с шефом о поездке. Она повернулась. Неужели АНБ прослушивает мои телефонные разговоры.

Внезапно ее охватило ощущение опасности. - Ну, давай же, - настаивал Хейл.

 Хорошо, хорошо.  - Мидж вздохнула.  - Я ошиблась.  - Она сдвинула брови, задумавшись, почему ТРАНСТЕКСТ за весь день не взломал ни единого шифра.  - Позволь мне кое-что проверить, - сказала она, перелистывая отчет.

После фиаско Попрыгунчика. Четыре года назад конгресс, стремясь создать новый стандарт шифрования, поручил лучшим математикам страны, иными словами - сотрудникам АНБ, написать новый супералгоритм. Конгресс собирался принять закон, объявляющий этот новый алгоритм национальным стандартом, что должно было решить проблему несовместимости, с которой сталкивались корпорации, использующие разные алгоритмы. Конечно, просить АН Б приложить руку к совершенствованию системы общего пользования - это все равно что предложить приговоренному к смертной казни самому сколотить себе гроб. ТРАНСТЕКСТ тогда еще не был создан, и принятие стандарта лишь облегчило бы процесс шифрования и значительно затруднило АНБ выполнение его и без того нелегкой задачи.

В тот год аналогичное приглашение получили еще сорок кандидатов. Двадцативосьмилетняя Сьюзан оказалась среди них младшей и к тому же единственной женщиной. Визит вылился в сплошной пиар и бесчисленные интеллектуальные тесты при минимуме информации по существу дела. Через неделю Сьюзан и еще шестерых пригласили .

Безопасность шифра не в том, что нельзя найти ключ, а в том, что у большинства людей для этого нет ни времени, ни необходимого оборудования.


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