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For Immediate Release
Friday, September 16, 2016

 

Dustin Vande Hoef
515/281-3375 or 515/326-1616 (cell)
or Dustin.VandeHoef@IowaAgriculture.gov

 
 

 

FARMERS REMINDED THAT FLOOD DAMAGED GRAIN MAY BE CONSIDERED ADULTERATED
Farmers should keep grain impacted by flood waters separate, follow FDA guidelines

DES MOINES – Widespread harvest is fast-approaching and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship again reminds 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 isolated reports of flooding along rivers and streams that has affected standing crops, as is the case in many years.  These guidelines provided by FDA can help impacted farmers handle their grain appropriately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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