Winegrapes and the Food and Drug Administration’s Produce Safety Rule
California winegrape growers seek to exempt winegrapes from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Produce Safety Rule on the basis that winegrapes are rarely consumed raw. Included in the final Produce Safety Rule, FDA established a list of exempt produce commodities identified as rarely consumed; winegrapes were not included on the list of commodities rarely consumed raw.
Click here to view CAWGs June 15, 2017 letter to Director Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in regards to requesting that FDA include winegrapes on the list of produce commodities rarely consumed raw under the Produce Safety Rule.
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CAWG & Wine Institutes join comments to FDA regarding the standards for growing, harvesting, packing and holding of produce for human consumption. Submitted November 15, 2013
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