Flooded Grain

October 14, 2019

Southeast Farmers will not be taking grain that has been flooded.

III. Evaluating the Safety of Food from Flood-affected Crops

A. Safety of food crops when flood waters contacted the edible portions of the crops

If the edible portion of a crop is exposed to flood waters, it is considered adulterated under section 402(a)(4) (21 U.S.C. 342(a)(4)) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and should not enter human food channels. There is no practical method of reconditioning the edible portion of a crop that will provide a reasonable assurance of human food safety.

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