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Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

FSMA is the most sweeping reform of food safety laws in over 70 years. Signed January 4, 2011, by President Obama, FSMA aims to create an integrated food safety system and improve the quality of food products to the public by reducing foodborne illness.

On September 17, 2015, FDA published the final rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food, and on November 27, 2015, they published the final rule for Produce Safety.

Regulation Resources: FSMA Overview

The seven major FSMA regulations include:

    1. Produce Safety Rule – Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, & Holding of Produce for Human Consumption
    1. Preventive Controls for Human Foods
    1. Preventive Controls for Animal Food
    1. Foreign Supplier Verification Programs
    1. Third Party Accreditation
    1. Mitigation of Intentional Adulteration
  1. Sanitary Transportation

For more information about FSMA Training, please see FDA’s Strategy for FSMA Training.

To contact FDA with FSMA questions or technical assistance, please submit to the Technical Assistance Network.

Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

With roots dating to 1921, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is one of the State’s oldest agencies. It oversees dozens of legislatively mandated programs that support our mission to promote the healthy growth of Utah agriculture, the conservation of our natural resources and the protection of our food supply.

In this new era of heightened security and the new Food Safety Modernization Act we are dedicated to providing helpful information and trained professionals to be constantly vigilant in the safety of our food sources.

Utah State University Extension

Utah State University Extension provides research-based programs and resources with the goal of improving the lives of individuals, families and communities throughout Utah. USU Extension operates through a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of Agriculture, Utah State University, and county governments. Program areas include:

  1. Agriculture and Natural Resources
  2. Gardening
  3. Home, Family, and Food
  4. Utah 4-H and Youth

Founded in 1914 as part of the Smith-Lever Act, USU Extension plays a primary role in helping Utah State University fulfill its land-grant mission. Though more than 100 years old, USU Extension is as vital as ever, and perhaps even more so, due to the increased diversity and complexity of the issues people encounter today. The integration of teaching, research, and public service enables USU Extension to respond to critical and emerging issues with research-based, unbiased information. Read more about the USU Extension here.