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State Resources for the Produce Safety Rule

See below for a list of state-level resources dedicated to the Produce Safety Rule.

Department of Agriculture (State of Illinois).

This survey report compiled and maintained by the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois shows the level of aflatoxin and fumonisin detected in corn samples and the level of vomitoxin detected in wheat samples during the harvest season.

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.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The Canadian Food Safety Information Network (CFSIN) is a federal initiative that will better anticipate, detect and respond to food safety events and emergencies, by connecting and coordinating federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) food safety and public health authorities.

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.

Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative (University of Arkansas).

The Indigenous Food and Agricultural Initiative (IFAI) at the University of Arkansas was named as the Native American Tribal Center for Food Safety Outreach, Education, Training and Technical Assistance. IFAI is cooperating with a wide array of partners, including the Intertribal Agricultural Council, to bring a series of webinars and face-to-face certification trainings to tribal producers and food businesses to fulfill requirements of FSMA.

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 Sprout Safety Alliance (SSA), a public-private alliance, develops a core curriculum, training and outreach programs for stakeholders in the sprout production community to enhance the industry's understanding and implementation of the requirements in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, and best practices for improving sprout safety.

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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