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FDA looking to simplify FSMA water standards

FSMA’s produce safety rule sets microbial quality standards for agricultural water, which have been viewed as complex and confusing.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said it is exploring ways to simplify the microbial quality and testing requirements for agricultural water established by the produce safety rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) while still protecting public health.

Agricultural water can be a major conduit of pathogens that can contaminate produce. That is why the FSMA produce safety rule sets microbial qu

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