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Click on the button below to complete the Farm Status Determination form.

Completing this form will help determine if you may be eligible for an exemption from the Produce Safety Rule

Farm Status Determination

Here are some additional resources to help you determine your Produce Safety Rule status:

FDA Coverage and Exemptions/Exclusions flow chart: https://www.fda.gov/media/94332/download

Produce Safety Flowchart

**Rarely consumed raw produce list:

Asparagus; black beans, great Northern beans, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, and pinto beans; garden beets (roots and tops) and sugar beets; cashews; sour cherries; chickpeas; cocoa beans; coffee beans; collards; sweet corn; cranberries; dates; dill (seeds and weed); eggplant; figs; ginger; hazelnuts; horseradish; lentils; okra; peanuts; pecans; peppermint; potatoes; pumpkins; winter squash; sweet potatoes; water chestnuts.


Andrea Sarchet
Produce Safety Education & Outreach Coordinator
Phone : (406) 444-0131
E-mail : andrea.sarchet@mt.gov or foodsafety@mt.gov

Jessica Arneson
Produce Safety Compliance Specialist

Phone : (406) 444-3001
E-mail : JessicaArneson@mt.gov

  or  foodsafety@mt.gov