FARMERS REMINDED THAT FLOOD DAMAGED GRAIN MAY BE CONSIDERED ADULTERATED

Iowa Department of Agriculture

Farmers should keep grain impacted by flood waters separate, follow FDA guidelines

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is again reminding farmers that grain impacted by river flooding may be considered adulterated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Grain that has been determined to be adulterated cannot be used for feed or food.

FDA’s guidelines are set out in their “Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the Safety of Flood-Affected Food Crops for Human Consumption.” The full guidance can be found at http://www.fda.gov/food/guidanceregulation/guidancedocumentsregulatoryinformation/ucm287808.htm.

There have been reports of flooding along rivers and streams that has affected standing crops. These guidelines provided by FDA can help impacted farmers handle their grain appropriately.

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