Vinews

No. 3 — April 1, 2019

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Update

On March 27, 2019, wine grapes, hops, pulse crops, and almond producers were exempted from the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule.

For more information on the FDA announcement

What does the announcement mean for wine grape producers in Missouri?

  • You will not need a letter from the winery/processor stating how the grapes will be processed to kill pathogens
If you have further questions about the FSMA, contact Ken Struemph at Kenney.Struemph@mds.mo.gov or 573-751-1134.

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