The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and the Produce Safety Rule have been finalized and are federal law. The Montana Department of Agriculture provides outreach, education and technical assistance to prepare produce growers for these new food safety laws.
If your farm grows produce, please first use the online Exemption Decision Tool to determine if the Produce Safety Rule applies to your operation, or if you qualify for an exemption.
If the Produce Safety Rule applies, please complete the online FSMA Inventory Form below to receive information, updates and compliance support from the Montana Department of Agriculture. Information provided enables the Department to align resources with areas of need, and helps the Department identify farms eligible for exemptions.
For more in-depth info about the FSMA and Produce Safety Rule, visit: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/. For more information or assistance, contact Montana Department of Agriculture Food Safety Coordinator Andrea Sarchet at email@example.com or (406) 444-0131.