Food Safety Modernization Act

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, contains a collection of preventive food safety laws designed to protect the U.S. food supply from production to consumption.
Books and Materials on Food Safety Modernization Act in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA)

National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on food safety laws.

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture (United States Department of Agriculture).

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety Outreach Competitive Grant Program provides funding for food safety training and education for small and mid-sized producers and processors affected by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

National Institute of Science and Technology (United States Department of Commerce).

A blog post from the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), part of the United States Department of Commerce (DOC), that provides the highlights contained in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

September 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced a proposed rule to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods. The FDA also published a draft “Food Traceability List,” which describes the foods that would be subject to the proposed requirements. The list includes leafy greens, fresh cut fruits and vegetables, some types of fish, shell eggs, nut butters, and more.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Servies).

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) overview of the Food and Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that includes frequently asked questions, rules and guidance for industry, what's new in the act, training opportunites and requirements, and the FSMA Technical Assistance Network (TAN).

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

A chronological listing of updates on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including guidance for industry, proposed regulations, and other items of interest.

FSMA Overview  ( PDF | 653 KB )

Department of Agriculture (State of Washington).

A Frequently Asked Questions document about food safety regulations and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) training will encompass various members of the food industry, including domestic and foreign food producers and domestic importers. The FDA will work with partners around the world—including the Alliances, regulatory counterparts, and multinational organizations — to promote training to the global community of food suppliers. Participants will likely receive documentation of completion for any of the above mentioned training options.

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