Produce Safety Program
The Produce Safety Program is a partnership between the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) and Alcorn State University Extension Program. This program encourages the safe production of fresh fruits and vegetables, promoting compliance with requirements of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulations related to produce safety. The objective of this program is to provide produce safety and on-farm readiness review, outreach and training to fruit and vegetable producers in Mississippi. Produce farms in Mississippi may be under the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. This new rule ultimately assist Mississippi farmers reduce the risk of food contamination by helping to protect their business and customers. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires producers that are covered by the rule to implement procedures for the safe production of fruits and vegetables. For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Myles at 601-877-3947 or firstname.lastname@example.org.