Indiana Produce Safety Program
In 2019, the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), in accordance with Indiana Code §16-42-3.5, began inspections of produce farms that are subject to the Produce Safety Rule. All farms with an average of $28,075 or more in annual produce sales over the previous three years are subject to inspection. Prior to an inspection, the Indiana Produce Safety Team provides free farm consultations to identify steps that growers may take to comply with the Produce Safety Rule.
IDOH, Purdue University and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture provide outreach efforts and technical assistance to all Indiana produce growers, despite inspection status, to help growers gain an understanding of good agricultural practices.