Produce Marketing Association: Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule under the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

PMA staff is currently working with PMA’s volunteer leaders to interpret and analyze the potential effects of this final rule on produce businesses. This member alert is the first in a series of communications you will receive in the coming days and weeks to assist you in understanding the new rule’s implications on your business and practical implementation. Soon, you will receive another email inviting you to participate in a produce industry focused webinar on this final rule. FDA officials will provide an overview of this new regulation, and this will be an opportunity for you to ask questions.