Andre Salazar, an Extension Education Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, joins us to discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. He will highlight parts of the Rule and discuss why they are of concern for fruit and vegetable farmers in the state of Iowa.
As an Extension Education Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Andre Salazar works in the Food Sciences Department to provide food safety education and technical assistance to producers of fresh fruits and vegetables. He has an education in environmental sciences and microbiology with a specialization in the transmission disease causing microorganisms. In his current role, he provides fruit and vegetables producers with science-based knowledge to grow, harvest, pack and hold produce that is safe for human consumption. His goal is to educate commercial farmers, home gardeners and produce enthusiasts with knowledge to confidently produce safe fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables for consumption.