For the repeal of this section, see §§ 39-26-140 and 39-26-160.

(A) "Covered produce" includes all of the following:

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(1) fruits and vegetables such as almonds, apples, apricots, apriums, artichokes-globe-type, Asian pears, avocados, babacos, bananas, Belgian endive, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, brazil nuts, broad beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, burdock, cabbages, Chinese cabbages (bok choy, mustard, and Napa), cantaloupes, carambolas, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chayote fruit, cherries (sweet), chestnuts, chicory (roots and tops), citrus (such as clementine, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarin, oranges, tangerines, tangors, and uniq fruit), cowpea beans, cress-garden, cucumbers, curly endive, currants, dandelion leaves, fennel-Florence, garlic, genip, gooseberries, grapes, green beans, guavas, herbs (such as basil, chives, cilantro, oregano, and parsley), honeydew, huckleberries, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kiwifruit, kohlrabi, kumquats, leek, lettuce, lychees, macadamia nuts, mangos, other melons (such as Canary, Crenshaw, and Persian), mulberries, mushrooms, mustard greens, nectarines, onions, papayas, parsnips, passion fruit, peaches, pears, peas, peas-pigeon, peppers (such as bell and hot), pine nuts, pineapples, plantains, plums, plumcots, quince, radishes, raspberries, rhubarb, rutabagas, scallions, shallots, snow peas, soursop, spinach, sprout (such as alfalfa and mung bean), strawberries, summer squash (such as patty pan, yellow and zucchini), sweetsop, Swiss chard, taro, tomatoes, turmeric, turnips (roots and tops), walnuts, watercress, watermelons, and yams; and

(2) a mix of intact fruits and vegetables, such as a fruit basket.

(B) "Covered produce" does not include:

(1) produce that is rarely consumed raw, specifically the produce on the following exhaustive list:

asparagus, black beans, great Northern beans, kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans, pinto beans, beets, garden beets (roots and tops), sugar beets, cashews, sour cherries, chickpeas, cocoa beans, coffee beans, collards, sweet corn, cranberries, dates, dill (seeds and weed), eggplants, figs, ginger, hazelnuts, horseradish, lentils, okra, peanuts, pecans, peppermint, potatoes, pumpkins, mature southern field peas (such as black-eyed peas, cowpeas, crowder peas, purple hull peas, sea island peas, silver peas, and speckled peas), winter squash, sweet potatoes, and water chestnuts;

(2) produce that is produced by an individual for personal consumption or produced for consumption on the farm or another farm under the same management; or

(3) produce that is not a raw agricultural commodity, as defined in 21 C.F.R. § 112.3(c).

(C) Produce is eligible for exemption from the requirements of this chapter under the following conditions:

(1) the produce receives commercial processing that adequately reduces the presence of microorganisms of public health significance;

(2) the covered farm discloses in documents accompanying the produce, in accordance with the practice of the trade, that the food is not processed to adequately reduce the presence of microorganisms of public health significance;

(3) the covered farm complies with the requirements of 21 C.F.R. § 112.2(b)(3);

(4) the covered farm complies with the requirements of 21 C.F.R. § 112.2(b)(4);

(5) the requirements of 21 C.F.R. § 112 Subpart A and Subpart Q apply to such produce; and

(6) an entity that provides a written assurance under 21 C.F.R. § 112.2(b)(3)(i) or (ii) acts consistently with the assurance and documents its actions taken to satisfy the written assurance.