Oregon Agriculture

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) encourages all farmers, food processors, food transportation businesses, importers, and food safety professionals to educate themselves about the federal Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). FSMA will affect produce, processed food for people and animals, food transportation, and imported food. The goal of FSMA is to step up prevention of food-borne illnesses, in addition to responding to foodborne illness outbreaks.  

Produce Safety Rule

ODA received a grant from the Food and Drug Administration to support FSMA Produce Safety Rule implementation efforts over a 5-year period. The grant supports extensive outreach and technical assistance to Oregon produce farmers. As part of the project, ODA will reach out to produce farmers to share information and to request voluntary submission of data to build an inventory of produce farms.

Is your farm covered by the Produce Safety Rule? Use this decision tool to find out.   

The FSMA Produce Safety Rule requires at least one person from each covered farm to attend an accredited produce safety training. The Produce Safety Alliance has a master schedule of upcoming grower trainings​

For more information, fact sheets and full copies of the final rules, visit the links below.​


Coverages and Exemptions under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

FDA flowchart on produce coverages and exemptions. FDA coverages and exemptions flow chart

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act information

FSMA website from Food and Drug Administration

Final preventive control rule for animal food—FSMA

Current good manufacturing practice, hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive controls for food for animals. FSMA final rule for preventive controls for animal food

Final preventive control rule for human food—FSMA

Current good manufacturing practice, hazard analysis, and risk-based preventive controls for human food. FSMA final rule on preventive controls for human food

Final rule on produce safety—FSMA

FDA guidance on FSMA and produce safety rules. FSMA final rule on produce safety

On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) Fact Sheet and Request Form

An OFRR is a free educational site visit to help operators gauge their own readiness for compliance with the Produce Safety Rule. OFFR fact sheet and request form

Oregon Agriculture and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Information for growers on FSMA and how it will affect Oregon agriculture and food businesses. FSMA and Oregon agriculture information

Oregon Produce Farm Inventory

Learn more about the inventory and submit your farm information here. Farm inventory questionnaire

Produce Safety Alliance training schedule

List of upcoming grower trainings that will satisfy training requirement in the FSMA produce safety rule. Upcoming grower trainings

Produce Safety Rule Decision Tool

This tool is designed to help produce growers make a determination as to whether or not their farm is covered by the Produce Safety Rule. This is a general guide to assist growers. Produce Safety Rule Decision Tool

Proposed rule to extend compliance dates for the agricultural water provisions

The proposed rule extends compliance dates to address questions about the practical implementation of certain provisions and to consider how to further reduce the regulatory burden or increase flexibility while continuing to achieve regulatory objectives. FDA proposed rule for ag water quality

Rarely Consumed Raw Produce

Rarely consumed raw produce is exempt from coverage under the Produce Safety Rule. Produce not included in FDA's exhaustive list is considered “covered produce" FDA fact sheet: Rarely consumed raw produce

Timeline for Compliance with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Produce Safety Alliance summary of compliance dates. Compliance dates and timeline

Virtual Farm Inspection Tour

FDA’s approach to conducting produce farm inspections is captured in this 38-minute video. General guide to FDA farm inspections



Sue Davis
Produce Safety Development Specialist
1100 East Marina Way Suite #119
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: 503-807-5864
Chantal Pettit
Produce Safety Outreach Specialist
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4630
Susanna Pearlstein
Produce Safety Program Manager
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 971-283-4749

Email: producesafety@oda.state.or.us​​

Main Office
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4720