WASHINGTON — The United Fresh Produce Association here has released a new white paper detailing the likely effects that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act will have on the produce industry.
The white paper examines new requirements and regulations for produce grower-shippers, wholesalers and distributors, fruit and vegetable importers, retailers and foodservice operators, and food transporters.
"The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act will mean significant changes for the fruit and vegetable industry," Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy for United Fresh, said in a release. "This white paper gives a quick but exhaustive rundown of the major changes that produce industry members can expect under the new law; all in plain English."
The white paper also includes a quick-reference-style chart showing what new developments can be expected by each sector, as well as a timeline for the implementation of all new regulations under the law. United Fresh members can download the paper for free here.