Produce Safety Program

On-Farm Readiness Reviews (OFRRs) are a way to help operations prepare for inspections. OFRRs help operations assess how well they align with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. They are most helpful when conducted as close to harvest as possible.

Benefits of an On-Farm Readiness Review 

OFRR’s go beyond the grower training class in that you can discuss the specifics of your operation. Review team members help assess what parts of the Produce Safety Rule do and do not apply to your operation. The team also provides extra resources to help meet the requirements.

What does an OFRR involve?

  • OFRR review teams consist of at least 2 to 3 ODA or OSU staff members
  • Plan on 2-3 hours to talk about and walk around your operation
  • Free, confidential and voluntary​ assistance