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.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Agriculture).

Training the food industry is critical to the success of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). To help facilitate training, FDA, together with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), has funded a network of public and private partners in state, federal, tribal and international governments, industry, and academia for the development and delivery of training. The FSMA Collaborative Training Forum was established to provide a space for dialogue, information-sharing, alignment and collaboration for all those providing FSMA training. While training is the responsibility of the food industry, FDA, USDA, and its funded partners are committed to making FSMA training accessible and comprehensive, thereby helping the food industry to comply with the FSMA rules.

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

The Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) is a voluntary fee-based program that provides expedited review and import entry of human and animal foods into the United States for participating importers. Both consumers and importers will benefit from this program.

For instructions on how to use the VQIP, you can download or view the VQIP Portal User Guide.

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (University of Arkansas).

The mission of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (IAFI), part of the University of Arkansas, is to enhance the health and wellness of tribal communities by advancing healthy food systems, diversified economic development, and cultural food traditions. IAFI provide strategic legal analysis, policy research, and educational resources to empower Indian Country through food sovereignty, agriculture, and economic development.

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

The Technical Assistance Network (TAN), maintained by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a central source of information for questions related to the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) rules, programs, and implementation strategies.

Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to develop curricula, and training and outreach programs to support compliance with the prevention-oriented standards of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

National Farmers Union.

The National Farmers Union Foundation’s Local Food Safety Collaborative (LFSC) is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA), aprt of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), funded initiative to provide training, education, and technical assistance to local food producers. Its core mission is to build fundamental knowledge of food safety and support compliance with Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.

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