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Water Summit Remote Site Participation


When: February 27-28, 2018

Location: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture Orville Freeman Building: 625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155

For parking information visit Capitol complex visitor parking map.

Remote site participation and parking is free, RSVP is require. Visit Doodle Poll to RSVP.

To view tentative agenda please visit Produce Safety Alliance website.

Water used during the production of fruits and vegetables represents a potential pathway for contamination with human pathogens. In the Food Safety Modernization Act's (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR), microbial quality standards were established for agricultural water use. However, FDA received feedback from numerous stakeholders raising concerns that some of these standards may be too complex to understand and difficult to implement. In response to these concerns, FDA is considering how to address issues by exploring way to simplify the PSR standards related to agricultural water.

Join use for remote participation in the two-day Water Summit that will include information presentations and break out discussions. Participants will explore challenges related to the requirements of Subpart E - Agricultural Water and discuss potential solutions that are workable while protecting public health. Comments from remote locations will be consolidated and send forward in real time. Due to logistics of facilitating this remote participation Water Summit, number of participants will be limited at each remote location.

Please bring or plan on your own lunch.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lillian Otieno at 651-539-3648 or Lillian.Otieno@state.mn.us.