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Archive for July 16th, 2019

FDA Promotes Resources for Food Producers in Flooded Areas Due to Tropical Storm Barry

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has encouraged and promoted resources for food producers to use in flooded areas affected by Tropical Storm Barry. The FDA issued a reminder to “harvesters that generally, if the edible portion of a crop is exposed to contaminated flood waters, it is considered ‘adulterated’ under the Federal, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and should not enter the human food supply.”  The FDA’s Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-affected Food Crops for Human Consumption provides the information that producers can use as they assess potential damage to their food crops. This guidance is an important resource for the growers who produce and market these crops, as they are responsible for assuring the safety of flood-affected food crops for human consumption.