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Food Safety Outreach Project for Hmong Immigrant Farmers

Investigators
Hang, Pakou
Institutions
Hmong American Farmers Association
Start date
2019
End date
2022
Objective
The overarching goal of this proposed project is to build the capacity of Hmong farmers around food safety so that they can comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act and the Produce Safety Rules (FSMA), stay in farming, and ultimately, leave behind a strong legacy for their family members and community. We hope to accomplish that by: IntroducingHmong farmers from multiple states and regions to FSMA and its significance; Training Hmong farmers on the rules and regulations outlined in the new law; Decreasingany misunderstandings, fears or anxiety associated with FSMA compliance; Improvingrelationships between Hmong farmers and FSMA governing or inspection entities in the respective states; Building a national pipeline of bi-lingual and bi-cultural Hmong FSMA trainers; Supporting the creation of local community based organizations or cooperatives led by Hmong farmers; and Supporting the creation of a robust national network of organizations that work with Hmong farmers.I
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
MINW-2019-04211
Accession number
1020497
Categories
Legislation and Regulations
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Bacterial Pathogens
Chemical Contaminants