Kelly S. Johnson, Produce Safety Manager
123 Ballard Court
West Columbia, SC 29172
The Produce Safety Department manages the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule for the state of South Carolina. The Produce Safety Rule is one of the seven FSMA rules. Some of the key requirements of the Produce Safety Rule cover agricultural water, soil amendments, domesticated and wild animals, worker training and hygiene, equipment and tools, and sprouts.
There are two (2) focus areas in the Produce Safety Department, Out Reach and Regulatory Sections. The goal of the Produce Safety Rule is to prevent food borne illnesses that can occur with produce. To reach that goal, the Produce Safety Department is dedicated to helping our farmers by educating “before and while we regulate”, providing trainings, assisting Clemson Extension, and other partners.