The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) launched the Growing Safe Produce web platform, which allows growers of fresh agricultural produce to access supplementary training material, free of cost, to improve their understanding and subsequent implementation of the requirements established in the Produce Safety Rule governing the exportation of these products to the North American market.

The platform has three types of training materials: videos, interactive web applications and downloadable and printable resources, such as infographics and posters, which are grouped according to the various profiles of the target users on farms that produce fresh agricultural produce – owners, supervisors and farm workers.


The platform has a self-assessment tool that assists farm owners, supervisors and workers in determining their compliance with the Produce Safety Rule (PSR) requirements of the United States Food Safety Modernization Act, with respect to Good Agricultural Practices.