Contact your local county Extension office through our County Office List.


For more information or support with FSMA, call 303-869-9282 or email us.

Colorado Department of Agriculture

Here are resources to support your learning about produce safety and the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA.



Food safety training opportunities:

  1. Preventive Controls for Human Foods Qualified Individual Training Courses
  2. Produce Safety Alliance – Upcoming Grower Training


  1. Labeled Sanitizers for Produce – Excel Tool
  2. Video Tutorial: How to Use the Labeled Sanitizers for Produce – Excel Tool
  3. United Fresh—Guidance on Environmental Monitoring and Control of Listeria for the Fresh  Produce Industry

Recordkeeping resources, from Produce Safety Alliance:

  1. Produce Safety Rule, Required Records
  2. Recordkeeping Templates

FDA draft and final guidance documents:

Understanding Dropped Covered Produce:

Dropped covered produce is a term that is unique to the Produce Safety Rule and refers to covered produce that drops to the ground before harvest. Dropped covered produce does not include:
• root crops that grow underground (such as carrots);
• crops that grow on the ground (such as cantaloupe); or
• produce that is intentionally dropped to the ground as part of harvesting (such as walnuts).

For more information and examples, consult this FDA factsheet.

On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR):