Agricultural Water

FDA Proposes Changes to Food Safety Modernization Act Rule to Enhance Safety of Agricultural Water Used on Produce (FDA, Dec. 2, 2021)
FDA finalizes new compliance dates for agricultural water requirements (FDA, 2019)

Produce Safety Alliance

The Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requires growers to initially establish a Microbial Water Quality Profile (MWQP) for each untreated agricultural water source used during growing activities of covered produce (other than sprouts) using a direct water application method and conduct annual surveys for that water source in subsequent years. The water quality profile is based on the levels of generic Ecoli in your agricultural water. There are different requirements for agricultural water that comes from surface or ground (well) sources.

More information on the Produce Safety Rule and agricultural water can be found here:
www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/ucm334114.htm

Microbial Water Quality Profile (MWQP) for Agricultural Water

Resources

Videos
FSMA: Preparing to Collect Water Samples
FSMA: Aseptic Water Sampling
FSMA: Annual Inspection
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