The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Pennsylvania Farmers Union received a grant through the Local Food Safety Collaborative to work with and enable local produce growers and processors to comply with FSMA through specialized, needs-specific resources and training opportunities.
Educational Resources & Webinars
Local Food Safety Collaborative
The mission of the LFSC is to provide outreach, education, and training to small local food producers and processors on the Produce Safety and Preventive Controls rules of FSMA.
Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences is helping produce growers, food processors, and feed manufacturers prepare for new regulatory standards required under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011.
New England Farmers Union
In partnership with the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, New England Farmers Union (NEFU) is pleased to offer a series of articles explaining the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule
National Good Food Network
These 2 hour trainings are designed for organizations that provide farmer support and technical assistance, such as incubator farms, producer groups, food hubs, and extensionists.. The objective of the program is to strengthen capacities of professionals working with small-scale farmer on food safety compliance and counsel them on adoption on appropriate food safety certifications options, including GroupGAP. Webinars are recorded.