As the deadline for commenting on the draft Produce Safety Rule guidance quickly approaches (April 22, 2019) , we would like to reiterate the importance of your engagement in the commenting process. At the beginning of this newsletter, you will find some helpful resources and webinars to aid in understanding what is currently in the draft guidance and how you can submit comments to the docket. We hope that many of you will take the time to read the draft guidance, consider how it may impact your farm or farms of those you work with, and provide comments. Comments that contain real examples and data that support your position are encouraged and will have the most impact. 

There are also quite a few FDA updates, educational resources, and industry initiatives highlighted below, so keep reading for more helpful produce safety information.